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Virtual Data Tutorial 

On August 11, 2020,  Principal Healthcare Informatics Analyst, Melissa Bauer, hosted a virtual data tutorial for LIHC members. Melissa walked participants through the most recent SPARCS data and provided instruction on how to use Excel Power Pivot to draw down parts of the data and produce a customized report.      A recording of the event can be found here.

 2022 Community-Based Organization Survey Results

Surveys were distributed electronically via Survey Monkey to community-based organization leaders. Data was collected December 1st 2021 - January 15th 2022.  44 surveys were collected; 25 for Suffolk County, 10 for Nassau County and 9 with no location specified. 

 2022 Community-Based Organization Qualitative Analysis

The LIHC assists its members with their Community Health Needs Assessment by providing data for members to use in their final CHNA reports. Members are charged with this task by both the federal and state government, and they are required to obtain feedback from community-based organizations (CBOs) during the CHNA process. The LIHC performed the following to gain feedback from CBOs. 

2016 Community-Based Organization Summit Results
The final results from the LIHC's Community-Based Organization Summit, held in February 2016. Two summits were held, one in each county, with more than one hundred total organizations represented. Using facilitated discussions, the events gathered information about the communities that the attending organizations serve. 

2019 Focus Groups and In-Depth Interviews Report 

Final results of a research study conducted for the 2019-2021 cycle of the New York State Prevention. To assist Long Island hospitals and the two county health departments in selecting their priority areas via a Community Health Needs Assessment, the Long Island Health Collaborative contracted with a research firm to understand the region's health concerns through the lens of the Social Determinants of Health.

Community Health Needs Assessments and Service Plans Hospitals and the county health departments are required to identify health priorities and plan and implement a strategy for local health improvements that will benefit the community. The LIHC played a key role in convening these organizations to work together to create these reports. All of the assessments and plans from Nassau and Suffolk county hospitals and departments of health have been collected by the LIHC and can be found here.

Full Community Health Assessment Survey (CHAS) Reports:

2016 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2017 Jan-Jun Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2017 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2018 Jan-Jun Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2018 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2019 Jan-Jun Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2019 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2020 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2021 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2022 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

2023 Community Health Assessment Survey Results

Community Health Assessment Survey (CHAS) Summary Reports:

The Community Health Assessment Survey is a tool used by the LIHC to learn about the health needs of the residents on Long Island. A copy of the survey can be found on the Member Materials page. The full reports use a free Excel add-in called Power Pivot, which allows users to interact with the documents. A link for the download can be found here.

Reports have been made to show the target communities of the county health departments. The Nassau County and Suffolk County reports can be used to quickly identify the needs of specific communities. 

As of 2020, analysis are conducted once per year.

Demographic Information
Includes information from the American Community Survey 2014, a survey distributed by the United States Census Bureau in years where a census is not conducted. The ACS provides demographic estimates and can be found at American FactFinder

Population Health Dashboard Contains a list of measures to see trends across years for various geographies. These measures come from SPARCS, Vital Statistics, eBRFSS, and the Community Health Assesment Survey.

Presentations Contains all of the data presentations that have been produced by the Long Island Health Collaborative.

Prevention Quality Indicators
A screening tool to help flag potential health care quality problem areas that can be further investigated.

Thematic Data Reports

Thematic reports are brief articles created by the LIHC in collaboration with DataGen, our data consultant. These reports give a snapshot of various health-related topics specific to the Long Island area. We utilize data from our Community Health Assessment Survey, which is the homegrown tool the Long Island Health Collaborative developed in partnership with its members to assess individuals’ and communities’ perceptions about health and barriers.

Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)

A comprehensive all-payer data reporting system that collects patient level detail on patient characteristics, diagnoses and treatments, services, and charges for each hospital inpatient stay and outpatient visit.

The Nassau and Suffolk County Hospitalization rates were calculated using the 2016 Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS). Diagnosis codes, in the form of ICD-10 codes, were chosen for the various selected conditions. A query was created in SQL to pull the age, principal diagnosis, ZIP code, and county code for each of the conditions. Please note, the reports use a free Excel add-in called Power Pivot, which allows users to interact with the documents. A link for the download can be found here.

Vital Statistics
A database that contains the cause of death and demographic information for residents of New York State. Although some reports on vital statistics are publicly available, an application needs to be filled out to the state to receive ZIP code level data. 



Publicly Available Data

Sub-County Health Data Reports
The New York State Department of Health released the Sub-County Health Data Reports. These reports provide data for 11 measures related to The County Health Rankings model. 

Chronic Disease Infographic Reports

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) released infographic style reports highlighting data from the 2016 NYS DOH Division of Chronic Disease Prevention Public Opinion Poll. The purpose of the survey is to assess public support for priority public health policies in chronic disease prevention and control. These reports were developed in partnership with SCRI and were created to communicate with key stakeholders and decision makers about the need for public policies that promote health and reinforce healthy behaviors and to show that adult New Yorkers are generally supportive of these types of policies. 

Data NY

A source of over 1,300 data resources on a range of topics. All of these data resources can be downloaded, and provide a start to data collection.  
Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2013-2014
A survey created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention which produces local information on key public health issues.

Health Workforce Planning Data Guide 2014
A county level report created by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany. This data guide provides information on population demographics, health behaviors, health outcomes, as well as the health care system and workforce.

 Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. They serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media,  the health policy community and the public. Their information is always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, KHN, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand the health reform law.

New York State 2016 Health Equity Report - County Edition
Examines 47 health indicators by race and ethnicity as well as measures of socio-demographic status, birth outcomes, prenatal care usage, and rates of hospitalizations and mortality for an array of chronic diseases and injury-related conditions for each county in New York State. The data is presented for New York State as a whole, New York City, and New York State excluding New York City. The source of this data is from 2011-2013 SPARCS and Vital Records files.

New York State 2017 Health Equity Reports - Communities

For the first time, the New York State 2017 Health Equity Report presents data on community characteristics for cities and towns with a 40% or greater non-White population throughout New York State. Each report contains data associated with the priority areas of the Prevention Agenda 2013-2018, as well as social determinant indicators such as housing, educational attainment, and insurance coverage. Of the communities identified, twenty-eight (28) had sufficient health indicator data to produce a report, three of which were on Long Island.

Long Island Association Demographic Report 2017

This report from the Long Island Association Research Institute summarizes demographic information across the Long Island region. Using information from the 2016 US Census Bureau, they report demographic data using tables, charts, and graphs in order to be visually appealing and accessible to diverse individuals.

nextLI Research - Survey: The next generation of Long Islanders

nextLI, a new initiative by Newsday funded by the Rauch Foundation, surveyed the attitudes of Long Island’s young adults today. The linked report shows findings based on more than 1,800 interviews with 18- to 34-year-olds either living on Long Island or who were born here. The research was conducted by YouGov, a global public opinion and data company.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. The RWJF makes grants for a range of health issues, including access to care, childhood obesity, and training for doctors and nurses. Other topics of interest to the foundation include social and economic factors that can impact health, including quality of housing, violence, poverty, and access to fresh food. 

Long Island Index - Interactive Maps
The Long Island Index has launched a new set of interactive maps that enable Long Islanders to access easily an extraordinary array of data about our region and its communities. The interactive maps provide a wealth of information about the region, its characteristics, and key indicators - as well as its individual communities and their attributes.

NYSDOH County Opioid Quarterly Reports

NYSDOH Opioid Summary Reports

In response to the growing opioid public health crisis, Governor Cuomo convened a Heroin and Opioid Task Force in May 2016. One recommendation from this task force highlighted the need to improve the reporting and use of heroin and opioid data collected, in order to help spot trends and respond to local needs. In accordance with this recommendation, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is providing opioid overdose information (deaths, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations) by county in quarterly reports.

 The Annie E. Casey Foundation - Kids Count
The Kids Count Data Center maintains the best available data and statistics on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. With data at the local, state and national levels, the Data Center features hundreds of indicators, many of which examine the effects of poverty and race on child outcomes. The foundation regularly publishes research and policy reports, including the Kids Count Data Books, based on data from its Data Center.

 FAIR Health FAIR Health is a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through data products, consumer resources, and health systems research support. FAIR Health oversees the nation's largest collection of healthcare claims data, which includes a repository of over 23 billion billed medical and dental procedures that reflect the claims experience of over 150 million privately insured individuals, and separate data representing the experience of more than 55 million individuals enrolled in Medicare. 

Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The common thread of their work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the well-being of all citizens. Here, find, compare and share the latest OECD data: charts, maps, tables and related publications.



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