Community Assessment - Health & Quality of Life in San Mateo
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Introduction

scope

methods
       secondary research
       quantitative primary research
       qualitative primary research

acknowledgments

context

 

Executive Summary

Key Findings

quality of life in san mateo county
       overview of san mateo county
       family issues
       community issues

health in san mateo county
       overview
       maternal & infant health
       child & adolescent health
       senior health 
       mortality
       chronic & communicable disease
       injury
       addictions & substance use
       mental health

priority identification

 

Quality of Life in San Mateo County

Overview

key findings

demographic description
       population growth 
       gender & age
       race/ethnicity

economy
       economic growth
       employment
       income
       poverty

evaluations of the community as a place to live
       perceived attributes & challenges

 

Family Issues

key findings

san mateo county as a place to raise a family
       community as a place to raise a family
       parenting support

children’s education
       evaluation of children’s education
       graduation & drop-out rates
       college preparedness
       school funding
       English proficiency
       learning disabilities

adult education
       evaluations of adult education
       utilization of public libraries
       computer usage

child care
       demand for child care
       supply of child care services & unmet need
       child care center locations
       cost of child care
       evaluations of child care services
       after-school child care
       subsidized child care
       foster care
       Head Start programs

older dependents
       caring for seniors

families in need
       government assistance
       families in hunger
       subsidized school lunches
       AFDC/TANF
       social services

family violence
       domestic violence
       child abuse
       elder abuse

 

Community Issues

key findings

social environment
       evaluation of community social environment
       support network
       donations of time & resources

homelessness
       realities of homelessness
       homeless shelters & programs

housing
       housing supply
       housing affordability
       housing condition
       housing situation

physical environment
       community appearance
       land use
       air quality
       water supply, quality & usage
       solid waste disposal & recycling
       environmental health effects
       blood lead levels

transportation & traffic
       public transportation
       traffic
       commute data

community services
       trust in government
       improving community services
       community involvement

recreation, entertainment & enrichment
       recreation, entertainment & cultural offerings

crime & violence
       community evaluations
       violent crime
       juvenile crime & violence

 

Health in San Mateo County

Overview

key findings

public perception
       top health concerns of the community

personal health evaluations

routine medical care
       physician relationships
       dental care
       vision care
       alternative medicine

access to health care services
       ease of access to local health care services
       accessibility of specialized care
       health insurance coverage
       other potential barriers to access
       implications of poor access
       emergency room utilization

Maternal & Infant Health

key findings

birth rates

infant mortality

low-weight births

Cesarean sections

adequacy of prenatal care
       early prenatal care
       "not adequate" prenatal care: the Kessner Index
       impact of prenatal care on birthweight

Child & Adolescent Health

key findings

childhood immunization

pediatric obesity

pediatric anemia

adolescent pregnancy
       consequences of adolescent pregnancy
       status of adolescent births in san mateo county
       prenatal care & birth outcomes

youth risk behaviors
       youth tobacco use
       adolescent sexual activity

Senior Health

key findings

demographic overview

senior health issues
       preventive health services
       chronic illness
       mental health
       activity limitations

Mortality

key findings

leading causes of death
       potential life lost

age-adjusted death rates for selected causes

actual causes of death

Cancer

key findings

cancer incidence & deaths
       cancer incidence
       cancer deaths

lung cancer
       lung cancer deaths
       lung cancer incidence
       tobacco use

colorectal cancer
       colon cancer deaths
       colorectal cancer incidence
       colorectal cancer screening
       nutrition

female breast & cervical cancer
       female breast cancer deaths
       female breast cancer incidence
       breast cancer screening
       cervical cancer incidence
       cervical cancer screening

prostate & testicular cancer
       prostate cancer deaths
       prostate cancer incidence
       prostate cancer screening
       testicular cancer screening

Heart Disease & Stroke

key findings

heart disease deaths

stroke deaths

cardiovascular risk factors
       tobacco use
       physical activity
       hypertension
       high blood cholesterol
       overweight prevalence
       cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Chronic Disease

key findings

prevalence of chronic illness

diabetes

ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions

Communicable Disease

key findings

HIV/AIDS
       perceptions of HIV risk

sexually transmitted diseases
       gonorrhea
       chlamydia
       syphilis

tuberculosis

vaccine-preventable disease
       measles, mumps, pertussis, rubella
       hepatitis C

enteric disease
       salmonellosis
       shigellosis
       campylobacter
       hepatitis A

Injury

key findings

injury deaths

unintentional injury
       motor vehicle accidents
       bicycle accidents
       poisonings
       falls

intentional injury
       homicide
       assault
       firearms
       weapons-carrying among adolescents
       suicide
       self-inflicted injury

Addictions & Substance Use

key findings

substance abuse
       drug use among adolescents

alcohol abuse
       driving under the influence (DUI) arrests

substance abuse treatment

Mental Health

key findings

mental health status

depression

stress

mental health services

 

Appendix A: Qualitative Findings

methodology

overview of san mateo county

family issues

community issues

overview of health in san mateo county

child & adolescent issues

senior health

other special populations

communicable diseases

substance abuse

mental health

 

Appendix B: Methodology

 

Appendix C: Community Forums

 

Appendix D: Quality of Life Survey Frequency Distributions

 

Appendix E: Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Frequency Distributions

 

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