Key Health Data About North Carolina

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
Census Population Estimates (2016) 10,146,788
% Poverty (2015) 13 16.4%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2015) 11 11.2%
% Uninsured, Under Age 18 (2015) 22 4.4%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS, Cumulative Cases, Ages 13 and Older (Year-end 2015) 12 23,961
Alzheimer’s, Estimated Cases, Ages 65 and Over (2016) 10 160,000
% Asthma (2014) 45 7.8%
% Breastfeeding Exclusively through 6 Months, among Children Born in 2013 37 20.8%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2016) 9 54,450
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2015) 4 647.4
% Diabetes (2015) 18 10.7%
Drug Overdose Deaths, Ages 12-25, All Intents, Aggregate Crude Rates per 100,000 Population (2013-2015) 29 7.1
Drug Overdose Deaths, All Ages, All Intents, Aggregate Age-adjusted Rates per 100,000 Population (2013-2015) 32 14
% Met Fruit Consumption Recommendation per day (2013) 9 10.3%
% Met Vegetable Consumption Recommendation per day (2013) 13 7.2%
Human West Nile Virus, Total Cases (As of January 3, 2017) 42 2
% Hypertension (2015) 11 35.2%
% Obesity (2015) 22 30.1%
% Physical Inactivity (2015) 24 26.2%
% Pneumococcal Vaccination, Ages 65 and Over (2015) 33 73.6%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination, Ages 65 and Over (2015-2016 Flu Season) 51 68.6%
Syphilis, Primary and Secondary Reported Cases, Rates per 100,000 Population (2015) 5 12
% Tobacco Use, Current Smokers (2015) 18 19%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2015) 11 199
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS, Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (Year-end 2015) 16 140
% Asthma, High School Students (2015) 3 25.9%
% Fruit Consumption, High School Students Ate Fruit or Drank 100% Fruit Juice 2 or More Times/Day (2015) N/A 27.3%
% Vegetable Consumption, High School Students Ate Vegetables 2 or More Times/Day (2015) N/A 26.6%
% Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 Months to 35 Months without all Immunizations (2015) 42 23.6%
Infant Mortality, Rates per 1,000 Live Births, Final Data (2014) 8 7.1
% Low Birthweight Babies, Final Data, (2015) 11 9.1%
% Obese, High School Students (2015) N/A 16.4%
% Obese, 10- to 17-Year Olds (2011) 18 16.1%
% Pre-Term Live Births, Final Data, (2015) 13 10.2%
% Tobacco Use, Current Smokers, High School Students (2015) 8 13.1%
% Public High School Graduation, Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates (2014-2015) 22 85.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas, Primary Care (As of January 1, 2017) 147
Health Professions Shortage Areas, Mental Health (As of January 1, 2017) 103
Health Professions Shortage Areas, Dental Care (As of January 1, 2017) 140
Registered Nurses Estimate, Projected Supply and Demand (Projected 2025) -12,900
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2015 Census Population Estimates 10,042,802
% Poverty (2014) 14 17.6%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2014) 14 13.1%
% Uninsured, under Age 18 (2014) 26 5.2%
Adult Health Indicators sources
Adult Physical Inactivity Rate (2014) 25 23.2%
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (Yr-end 2014) 11 23,704
Alzheimer’s Estimated Cases among 65+ (2015) 10 160,000
Asthma Prevalence (2013) 36 8.4%
Breastfeeding Exclusively at 6 Months—from Births (2011, Percentage) 33 23.1%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2015) 10 50,420
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2014) 17 478.7
Diabetes Percentage (2014) 18 10.8%
Drug Overdose Deaths, Aggregate Rates, Ages 12-25 All Intents (2011-2013) 25 7.1%
Drug Overdose Deaths, Aggregate Rates, All Ages, All Intents (2011-2013) 27 13.2%
Fruit Consumption per day, met recommendation (2013) 8 10.3%
Vegetable Consumption per day, met recommendation (2013) 12 7.2%
Human West Nile Virus, Total Cases (as of January 12, 2016) 39 4
Hypertension, Percentage (2013) 11 35.5%
Obesity Rates (2014) 24 29.7%
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, Ages 65 and Over (2014) 32 71.2%
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates, Ages 65 and Over (2014-2015 Flu Season) 51 76.8%
Syphilis, Primary and Secondary Cases, Rates per 100,000 Population (2014) 10 7.4
Tobacco Use – Current Smokers (2014) 14 19.9%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2014) 12 195
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (Yr-end 2014) 16 140
Asthma - High School Students (2013) 11 24.2
Fruit Indicator High School Students (2013) N/A 27.1%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students (2013) N/A 12.5%
Immunization Gap, Precent of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2014) 50 19.2%
Infant Mortality Rates - Per 1,000 Live Births (2013 Final Data) 8 7
Percent Low Birthweight Babies (2014 Final Data) 10 8.9%
Percent Obese High School Students (2013) N/A 12.5%
Obese: Percent of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 18 16.1%
Pre-Term Births Percent of live births (2014 Final Data) 19 9.8%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2013) 14 15%
Public High School Dropout Rate (2011-12) 26 3.1%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/14) 140
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/14) 97
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/14) 138
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -15,100
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2014 Census Population Estimates 9,943,964
% Poverty (2013) 12 17.9%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2013) 16 15.6%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2013) 19 6.3%
Adult Health Indicators sources
Adult Physical Inactivity Rate (2013) 22 26.6%
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2012 Yr End) 12 21,864
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 38 12.6%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months--from Births (2011) 36 20.7%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2014) 9 52,550
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2013) 12 496.5
Diabetes 2013 Percentage 8 11.4%
Fruits and Vegetables (5 or more times a day) (2011) 15 14.1%
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/15/14) 43 0
Hypertension (2013) 11 35.5%
Obesity 2013 Percentage 25 29.4%
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2013) 38 71.9%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2013) 43 72.5%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2013) 21 4.1
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2013) 18 20.3%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2013) 8 216
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2012 Yr End) 16 133
% Asthma - High School Students (2013) N/A 24.2
Fruit Indicator High School Students (2013) N/A 27.1%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students (2013) N/A 12.5%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2013) 35 24.4%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 16 7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2013 Final Data) 10 8.8%
Obese - 2013 High School Students N/A 12.5%
% Obese - 10 to 17 Years Olds 18 16.1%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2013 Final Data) 18 12%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2013) 14 15%
High School Dropout Rate - % 2011-2012 26 3.1%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/14) 134
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/14) 92
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/14) 132
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 9,848,060
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 15 16.3%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 12 17.2%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 21 8.4%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 12 21,288
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 9 53,200
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 11 524
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 39 3
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 33 70.2%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 48 68.4%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 25 3.6
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 18 20.9%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 12 211
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 16 133
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 22.8%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 30.1%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 13.3%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 47 24.6%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 16 7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 9 8.8%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 19 12%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 19 17.7%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 10 4.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 117
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 84
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 128
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 29.6
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 10.4%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 24.9%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 32.4%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) 12.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 16.1%
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 9,752,073
% Poverty (2011) 14 17.9%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 16 16.3%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 21 9.3%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 13 20,578
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 9 51,860
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 7 574.9
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 40 6
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 39 72.1%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 44 66.6%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 16 4.5
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 23 21.8%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 10 244
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 16 133
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 22.8%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 25 26.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 6 7.9
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 10 9%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 15 12.6%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 118
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 83
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 127
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 17 29.6%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 18 10.4%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 13 24.9%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 17 32.4%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 12.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 18 16.1%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,656,401
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 16 17%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 17 9.2%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 14 19,847
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 10 48,870
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 18 448
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 34 2
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 38 69.7%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 17 4.2
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 15 19.8%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 8 296
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 37 71.2%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 16 130
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 21.8%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 31 28.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 5 8
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 6 9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 11 13%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 127
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 81
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 119
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 9 10.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 17 32.4%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 17 29.1%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 20 26.7%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 23 15.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 15 14.1%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 12.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 14 33.5%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 30.1%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 13.3%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,535,483
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 10 18%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 9 11.8%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 13 19,412
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 9 170,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 41 12.2%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 10 45,120
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 15 445.1
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 41 0
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 9 6.3
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 13 21.3%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 10 251
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 31 69.3%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 16 126
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 21.8%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 6 44.2
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 6 8.5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 11 9.2
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 17 13.3%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 18 124
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 16 70
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 14 116
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 19 -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 14 29.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 10 29.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 13 9.6%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 18 25.6%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 6 8.7%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 14 21.6%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.4%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 10 16.9%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 28 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 11 18.6%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,222,414
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 13 16%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 12 12%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 14 15,954
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 9 170,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 41 11%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 10 40,420
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 26 346
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 43 0
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 16 4
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 13 23%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 8 345
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 16 118
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 20%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 28 22.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 8 9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 12 9.1
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 17 14%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A N/A
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 19 116
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 16 53
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 12 103
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 19 -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 10 29.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 10 29.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 14 9.3%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 17 25.1%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 6 10%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 9 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 33 9%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.4%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 9 33%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 28 $254
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 11 18.6%

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Indicator
Public Health Preparedness sources
Public Health Funding Commitment: State increased or maintained funding for public health from FY 2014 to FY 2015 and FY 2015 to FY 2016. N
National Health Security Preparedness Index: State met or exceeded the overall national average score (6.7) of the National Health Security Preparedness Index™, as of 2016. Y
Public Health Accreditation: State had at least one accredited public health department. Y
Flu Vaccination Rate: State vaccinated at least half of their population (ages 6 months and older) for the seasonal flu from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. Y
Climate Change Readiness: State received a grade of A or B in States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card. Y
Food Safety: State increased the speed of DNA fingerprinting using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) testing for all reported cases of E. coli. Y
Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): State implemented all four recommended activities to build capacity for HAI prevention. Y
Public Health Laboratories: State public health laboratory provided biosafety training and/or provided information about biosafety training courses for sentinel clinical labs (from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). Y
Public Health Laboratories: State public health laboratories reported having a biosafety professional on staff (from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). Y
Emergency Healthcare Access: State has a formal access program or a program in progress for getting private sector health care staff and supplies into restricted areas during a disaster. Y
Indicator
Public Health Preparedness sources
Public Health Funding: State increased or maintained funding for public health from FY 2013 to 2014 and FY 2014 to 2015. N
Flu Vaccination Rates: State vaccinated at least half of their population (ages 6 months and older) for the seasonal flu from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015. Y
Childhood Immunization School Requirement Policies: State either excludes philosophical exemptions entirely or requires a parental notification or affidavit to achieve a religious or philosophical exemption for school attendance. Y
HIV/AIDS Surveillance: State requires reporting of all (detectable and undetectable) CD4 (a type of white blood cell) and HIV viral load data to their state HIV surveillance program. Y
Syringe Excahnge Programs: State explicitly authorizes syringe service programs (SEP). N
Climate Change and Infectious Disease: State currently has climate change adaptation plans completed. N
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: State reduced the standardized infection ratio (SIR) for central line-associated blood stream infections between 2012 to 2013. N
Public Health Laboratories: State laboratories reported having a biosafety professional from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Y
Public Health Laboratories: State laboratories provided biosafety training and/or information about courses for sentinel clinical labs in their jurisdiction from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Y
Food Safety: State met the national performance target of testing 90 percent of reported Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 cases within four days. Y
Indicator
Public Health Preparedness sources
Public Health Funding: Increased or maintained level of funding for public health services from FY 2012-13 to FY 2013-14. N
Preparing for Emerging Threats: State scored equal to or higher than the national average on the Incident & Information Management domain of the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Y
Vaccinations: Met the Healthy People 2020 target of 90 percent of children ages 19-35 months receiving recommended ≥3 doses of HBV vaccine. Y
Vaccinations: Vaccinated at least half of their population (ages 6 months and older) for the seasonal flu for fall 2013 to spring 2014. Y
Climate Change: State currently has completed climate change adaption plans - including the impact on human health. N
Healthcare-acquired Infections: State performed better than the national standardized infection ratio (SIR) for central line-associated bloodstream infections. Y
Healthcare-acquired Infections: Between 2011 and 2012, state reduced the number of central line-associated blood stream infections. N
Preparing for Emerging Threats: From 7/113 6/30/14, public health lab reports conducting an exercise or utilizing a real event to evaluate the time for sentinel clinical labs to acknowledge receipt of an urgent message from lab. Y
HIV/AIDS: State requires reporting of all CD4 and HIV viral load data to their state HIV surveillance program. Y
Food Safety: State met the national performance target of testing 90 percent of reported Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 cases within four days. N
Indicator
Public Health Preparedness sources
(1) Increased or maintained level of funding for public health services from FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13. N
(2) Met the HHS goal of vaccinating at least 90 percent of 19- to 35-month-olds against whooping cough. N
(3) Requires the HPV vaccine for teens -- or funds HPV vaccination efforts or educates the public about the HPV vaccine. Y
(4) State vaccinated at least half of their population (ages 6 months and older) for the seasonal flu in 2012. Y
(5) State has a complete climate change adaptation plan that include focusing on the impact of human health. N
(6) State mandates that healthcare facilities in their state report healthcare-associated infections. Y
(7) Does your public health lab have a plan and capability to handle a significant surge in testing over a six to eight week period in response to an outbreak that increases testing over 300%? Y
(8) Does your public health lab currently have the capacity in place to assure the timely transportation (pick-up and delivery) of samples 24/7/365 days to the appropriate public health Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Reference Laboratory? Y
(9) From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 did your public health lab evaluate the functionality of your continuity of operations plan (COOP) via a real event or an exercise? Y
(10) State covers routine HIV screening under their Medicaid programs. Y
Indicator
Public Health Preparedness sources
(1) Increased or maintained level of funding for public health services from FY 2010-11 to FY 2011-12 Y
(2) Notified and assembled public health staff to ensure quick response to an incident. Y
(3) Met the HHS goal of vaccinating 90 percent of 19 to 35 month olds against whooping cough. N
(4) Requires Medicaid coverage of flu shots with no co-pay for beneficiaries under age of 65. Y
(5) State has a complete climate change adaptation plan. N
(6) Mandates all licensed child-care facilities to have a multi-hazard written evacuation and relocation plan. Y
(7) State has been accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. Y
(8) State participates in a Nurse Licensure Compact. Y
(9) State public health lab reports having enough staffing capacity to work five, 12-hour days for six to eight weeks in reponse to an infectious disease outbreak, such as novel influenza A H1N1. Y
(10) State public health lab reports increasing or maintaining their LRN-C chemical capability. Y
2012 Total Score 8
Indicator
Ready or Not Emergency Preparedness Indicators sources
State currently sends and receives electronic health information to health care providers and community health centers. Y
State developed at least two After-Action Report/Improvement Plans (AAR/IPs) within 60 days of an exercise or real incident. Y
State has the necessary lab workforce staffing to work five, 12-hour days for six to eight weeks in response to an infectious disease outbreak, such as novel influenza A H1N1. Y
State health department has an electronic syndromic surveillance system that can report and exchange information. Y
State health department has the ability to convene an emergency response team within 60 minutes at least twice. Y
State increased Laboratory Response Network for Chemical Treat (LRN-C) capability. Y
State increased or maintained level of funding for public health services from FY 2008-09 to FY 2009-10. N
State is able to rapidly identify disease-causing E.coli O157:H7 and submit results by PulseNet within four working days 90% of the time. N
State public health department activated its EOC as part of a drill, exercise, or real incident a minimum of two times and pre-identified staff able to report within 2.5 hours. Y
State requires all licensed childcare facilities to have a multi-hazard written evacuation and relocation plan. Y
Indicator
Pandemic Preparedness Indicators sources
State purchased 50 percent or more of their share of federally-subsidized antivirals. Y
State health department submitted data on available beds weekly for at least 50 percent of the facilities within their state to HAvBED System as required by ASPR during the 2009 H1N1 response. Y
State public health lab has the capacity in place to assure the timely transportation (pick-up and delivery) of samples 24/7, 365 days to the appropriate public health Laboratory Response Network (LRN) reference laboratory. Y
State public health lab reports having enough staffing capacity to work five, 12-hour days for six to eight weeks in response to an infectious disease outbreak, such as novel influenza A H1N1. Y
State has disease tracking system to collect and monitor data electronically via the Internet. Y
State identified the pathogen responsible for reported foodborne disease outbreaks at a rate that met or exceeded the national average of 46 percent (combined data 2005-2007). Y
State meets the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) readiness criteria. Y
State requires all licensed childcare facilities to have a multi-hazard written evacuation and relocation plan. Y
State has either enacted entity liability laws or has made a formal and official determination that existing law provides such protections. Y
State increased or maintained level of funding for public health services from FY 2007-08 to FY 2008-09 Y

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding, by State, FY 2016 (*See note in source) $5,908,241
State Public Health Funding, FY 2015-2016 $141,377,220
State Public Health Funding, FY 2015-2016, Per Capita 44 $14.08
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), FY 2016 $320,128
Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health, FY 2016 $3,442,476
CDC-Wide Activities and Program Support, FY 2016 (*See note in source.) $4,436,442
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, FY 2016 $20,159,239
Ebola Response and Preparedness, FY 2016 $1,861,426
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, FY 2016 $7,598,186
Environmental Health, FY 2016 $1,000,891
Health Reform - Obesity, FY 2016 $0
Health Reform - Toxic Substances & Environmental Public Health, FY 2016 $0
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STI and TB Prevention, FY 2016 $15,719,083
Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, FY 2016 $8,341,463
Injury Prevention and Control, FY 2016 $5,301,691
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FY 2016 $1,568,421
Public Health Preparedness and Response, FY 2016 $13,668,090
Public Health Scientific Services (PHSS), FY 2016 $291,970
Vaccines for Children, FY 2016 $107,148,526
World Trade Center Health Programs (WTC), FY 2016 $0
CDC Total State Funding, FY 2016 $190,858,032
CDC Total State Funding, Per Capita, FY 2016 (**See note on ranking in source) 42 $18.81
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care Funding, FY 2016 $124,287,318
Health Professions Funding, FY 2016 $20,343,490
Maternal & Child Health Funding, FY 2016 $27,299,625
HIV/AIDS Funding, FY 2016 $57,686,441
HRSA State Total Funding, All Programs, FY 2016 $233,486,867
HRSA State Total Funding, All Programs, Per Capita, FY 2016 (*See note on ranking in source) 40 $23.01
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2014 $6,183,490
State Public Health Budget FY 2013-2014 $115,532,335
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2013-2014 48 $11.73
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2014 $182,160,816.89
CDC Per Capita FY 2014 41 $18.32
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2014 $200,852,555
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2014 36 $20.20
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $320,138
Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health $3,454,560
CDC-Wide Activities and Program Support $4,447,090
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion $19,450,241
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases $1,482,105
Environmental Health $512,522
Health Reform - Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion $0
Health Reform - Toxic Substances & Environmental Public Health $0
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STI and TB Prevention $16,499,007
Immunization and Respiratory Diseases $6,107,469
Injury Prevention and Control $4,646,443
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health $2,951,278
Public Health Preparedness and Response $15,219,724
Public Health Scientific Services (PHSS) $239,971
Vaccines for Children $106,830,269
World Trade Center Health Programs (WTC) $0
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $90,887,434
Health Professions $17,623,919
Maternal & Child Health $29,244,369
HIV/AIDS $57,846,038
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 43 $13.85
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $132,055,198
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $10,319,477
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 37 $18.3
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $183,948,138
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 39 $18.9
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $138,126,056
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 44 $14.2
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 37 $18.31
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $339,141
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $3,602,676
Cancer $7,248,411
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $3,051,911
Diabetes $1,326,269
Environmental Health $1,512,355
Heart Disease $1,894,270
HIV/AIDS $8,204,907
Vaccine for Children $97,361,800
Injury Prevention and Control $5,047,383
Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,734,111
Occupational Safety & Health $2,011,355
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $161,821
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $136,857
School Health $816,340
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $14,998,703
Tuberculosis $1,891,520
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $708,168
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,312,573
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,484,203
Tobacco $1,760,684
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $13,253,683
Section 317 Immunization Program $4,970,285
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $13,253,683
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $7,466,092
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $911,104
Environmental Public Health Tracking $0
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $1,015,354
HAIs $71,472
Immunization Programs $1,050,282
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $1,037,779
Public Health Prevention Research $1,147,000
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $415,390
Tobacco $139,210
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $4,970,285
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $80,857,731
Health Professions $13,947,880
Maternal & Child Health $28,616,555
HIV/AIDS $57,046,751
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $183,948,138
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $18.9
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 43 $13.81
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $131,681,894
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $11,012,906
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 33 $19.24
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $240,855
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $183,486,853
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $4,297,667
CDC--Cancer $7,059,412
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,804,421
CDC--Diabetes $1,762,889
CDC--Environmental Health $1,317,176
CDC--Heart Disease $1,545,174
CDC--HIV/AIDS $10,728,268
CDC--Infectious Diseases $592,315
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $499,223
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $4,920,673
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,895,123
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,937,191
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,875,433
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $19,747,775
CDC--School Health $811,231
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $5,542,016
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,466,940
CDC--Tobacco $1,672,280
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,946,003
CDC--Vaccine for Children $103,322,607
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 40 $17.12
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $54,245,489
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $163,223,190
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $26,624,165
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $55,348,752
HRSA Health Professions Grants $27,004,784
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 44 $14.13
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $132,525,705
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $10,184,038
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 26 $20.48
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $192,126,422
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $249,974
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $4,063,618
CDC--Cancer $6,374,496
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,822,862
CDC--Diabetes $2,344,024
CDC--Environmental Health $1,141,836
CDC--Heart Disease $1,887,741
CDC--HIV/AIDS $9,557,100
CDC--Infectious Diseases $506,827
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $461,116
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,556,821
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,769,468
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,296,487
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,657,285
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $18,540,724
CDC--School Health $962,271
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $6,473,918
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,672,222
CDC--Tobacco $1,672,280
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,826,062
CDC--Vaccine for Children $120,289,290
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 36 $20.11
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $188,660,250
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $50,309,931
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $25,187,204
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $87,409,841
HRSA Health Professions Grants $15,021,373
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 42 $16
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $147,749,787
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $11,232,884
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 25 $19
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $175,136
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $175,248,392
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $3,110,212
CDC--Cancer $7,245,926
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,481,429
CDC--Diabetes $1,999,046
CDC--Environmental Health $1,081,430
CDC--Heart Disease $2,115,000
CDC--HIV/AIDS $10,591,240
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,162,138
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $105,802
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,143,141
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,404,275
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,243,287
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,944,884
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $18,866,091
CDC--School Health $1,076,359
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,419,315
CDC--Tobacco $1,378,253
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,830,037
CDC--Vaccine for Children $109,569,898
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 37 $15.25
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $43,122,696
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $138,140,389
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $24,932,000
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $51,753,619
HRSA Health Professions Grants $10,789,796
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 14 14%