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Community Health Assessment Report 2012.

Community Needs Assessments. 2013.


  • American Red Cross. South Central Michigan Chapter. Brochure. 2009.
  • Annual Report. Selected portions. 2003-2004. Christ-Centered Homes.
  • Annual Report. 2007. South Central Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Behavioral Risk Survey. 2007. Michigan Department of Community Health. Behavioral Risk Surveys: Regional and Local Health Department Tables, 2005-7. The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is a statewide, random-digit dialed telephone survey of adult residents aged 18 years and older. State-specific, population-based prevalence estimates (and 95% confidence intervals) of health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and chronic conditions are calculated using annual data sets (see Annual Tables at However, region specific and local health department-specific prevalence rates are usually computed using BRFS data combined across years.
  • Community Needs Assessments. 2013. 2008. Community Action Agency. Includes health insurance rates.
  • Community Health Assessment Report 2012. 2008. Jackson County. Health Improvement Organization (HIO).
  • Community Report Card. 2008. United Way of Jackson County. Includes several relevant sections: Health and Well-Being, Accessing Health Care, and Early Childhood Development. The first section includes statistics on multiple health issues, including asthma, alcohol & tobacco use, and mortality. There is also a section on infant mortality and birth defects in the early childhood section
  • Health Care Help. Michigan Department of Community Health. Help in finding health care.
  • Health Finder. "Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and more."
  • Health Insurance Rates. 2008. U.S. Census Bureau. National and state rates for insured by type and for uninsured.
  • Mayo Clinic. "Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living."
  •  Medline.  "MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences."
  • Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth, 2008: Jackson County Schools

Alcohol and Other Drugs:  High Schools      Middle Schools

Community Domain:         High Schools      Middle Schools

Family Domain:                  High Schools      Middle Schools

Individual/Peer Domain:    High Schools      Middle Schools

Physical Activity:               High Schools      Middle Schools

Sex:                                   High Schools      Middle Schools

Tobacco:                           High Schools      Middle Schools     

Violence:                           High Schools      Middle Schools

Weight:                             High Schools      Middle Schools

  • NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). "Providing national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries."
  • Publications. Michigan Public Health Institute. Extensive lists of publications in areas such as traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, child deaths, abstinence programs, and more. 
  • Published Reports & Surveys. Michigan Department of Community Health. Includes reports such as the Rural Health Profile, Critical Health Indicators, and Community Health Assessment and Improvement.

  • Right Start. 2011.Right Start 2010.2009: Maternal and Infant Well-being in county groups. The Right Start in Michigan, a review of maternal and infant well-being, is based on eight indicators of maternal and infant well-being. Kids Count in Michigan annually updates these measures for the state, its 83 counties, and the 69 communities with population over 25,000. These measures are all related to the life prospects for a newborn.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. US.


* Synar rates refer to the Synar Amendment, named for the late US Rep. Mike Synar (OK), referring to state laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. US.
Jackson County Smoking Facts. 2007. 2005.
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth, 2008. Jackson County: Tobacco
High Schools 
Middle Schools
Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission Synar* Rates 1997-2007.
Tobacco Priority Area: a tobacco-related statistical report for Jackson County, Michigan. June 2009. Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
The Toll of Tobacco. Michigan.
United States Synar* rates. 1997-2006.