Our Public Health Goal

Our citizens will be increasingly healthy, demonstrating decreasing incidence and prevalence of health risk factors and poor health outcomes.

 

 

Public Health Community Leaders

Runners

The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project partners with Indicator Area Leaders to improve outcomes in each of its seven Indicator Areas.  These organizations set improvement goals based on indicator data and lead individuals, businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts and information, thus facilitating steady progress in quality of life improvement.

 

The Road to Better Health (RTBH) coalition serves as the Indicator Area Leader for the Public Health Indicator Area. RTBH is a group of more than 40 professional and nonprofit groups working together to improve health outcomes in Spartanburg County. The groups coordinate their efforts through a council and have developed goals in five health priority areas to be reached by 2018.  Each priority area's work is guided by a Priority Group Taskforce.

Public Health Data

 

 

Leading Indicators

Leading indicators are those measures that best reflect the status of public health, are most impactful, and are useful predictors of public health trends. The leading indicators for Public Health are:

  • Infant Mortality Rates, source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Low Birthweight, source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Per Capita Income, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Prenatal Care, source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Teen Birth Rates, source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Emergency Department Visits, source: South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs

Secondary and Crosscutting Indicators

Secondary and crosscutting indicators are other measures of public health, variables that have impacts on public health, or are tangentially reflective of the state of the health of a community.