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This page contains links to three indicator reports for each Iowa county: CARES Engagement Network (1) Quick Facts and (2) Full Indicator Reports and (3) County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Snapshots. Following these reports are links to other data sources that may be useful for obtaining data not contained in the preformatted reports.

Indicator Reports by County

CARES Engagement Network Quick Facts

For a single year, these reports include a set of 143 indicators for Demographics (24 indicators), Social & Economic Factors (32), Physical Environment (22), Clinical Care (18), Health Behaviors (11) and Health Outcomes (36). Compares the county's data with the state average. Highlights values green that are better than the state average and red for those values that are worse.

Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, Wright

CARES Engagement Network Full Indicator Reports

In depth, 190+ page reports that expand the look at the 143 indicators in the Quick Facts reports to include breakdowns by gender, race, ethnicity, census tract and other factors when available for the data source. Includes charts, maps, trends over time, and narrative interpretations for many indicators. Compares county data with the state and U.S. Highlights values green that are better than the state average and red for those values that are worse.

Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, Wright

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Snapshots

For a single year, these reports include a set of 77 indicators for Demographics (12), Health Outcomes (13), Health Behaviors (14), Clinical Care (10), Social & Economic Factors (20), and Physical Environment (8). Includes rankings within Iowa for each category. Compares the county's data with the state average and top U.S. performers. Highlights values in purple that are strengths and orange for areas to explore.

Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, Wright


Other County Data Sources

  • BRFSS Data by County
  • Cancer
  • CARES Engagement Network (previously CHNA.org): a free web-based platform from the University of Missouri that combines a broad array of publicly available data into one site to assist with community health needs assessments.
  • County Health Rankings: Annual snapshots of how where we live, learn, work, and play influences health. 
  • Diversity Explosion: The cultural generation gap mapped. Information from the Brookings Institute
  • Environmental Health: Data by County/Location from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Healthiest Communities: Public health data analysis tool from the Aetna Foundation and U.S. News & World Report ranking the healthiest communities based on 80 indicators spanning the following topics: community vitality, equity, economy, education, environment, food and nutrition, health, housing, infrastructure and public safety. 
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas by State & County: Find Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-designated state and county shortage areas of primary medical care, dental, or mental health providers (see search instructions).
  • Iowa Community Indicators Program: Iowa State University. Contains indicators of poverty, participation in food and nutrition assistance programs, and other food-related health and economic measures.
  • Iowa Health Fact Book: Iowa county data includes demographics and vital statistics, data on disease incidence and mortality, health and social determinants of health, health resources, and environmental factors.
  • Iowa Kids Count: Trends in the well-being of Iowa children.
  • Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal: Iowa Department of Public Health centralized source for public health data.
  • Iowa State Data Center: Data for Iowa counties organized by a wide array of topic areas and maps including data from the American Community Survey, Decennial Census, Population Estimates, County to County Migration, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, Demographic Profiles, Government, Business and Industry, and the Iowa Departments of Human Services, Education, and Public Health.
  • Iowa Youth Survey: 6th, 8th, and 11th graders' attitudes and experiences regarding alcohol and other drug use and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments.
  • Sexual Health: County adolescent sexual health fact sheets from Eyes Open Iowa.
  • Trust For Public Land's ParkServe: Provides information about park systems and the associated percentage of city, town and community residents within a 10-minute walk of a park for over 80% of the US population broken down by race/ethnicity, age and income.
  • U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts: Fast, easy access to facts about all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people.

Page last reviewed: December 1, 2020.

Page last updated: December 1, 2020.

Content source: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Public Health Performance


For more information:

Jonn Durbin
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-8936

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