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Community Assessment Guide: Identifying Health Indicators & Quality of Life

Information for the Community Assessment assignment found in Module 5 of NP700: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner.

Health Indicators

The resources on this page will help you in locating health indicators.




Disease Surveillance Systems


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Social and Environmental Data

You can use these resources to research and explore the health indicators of your community. This list is not necessarily exclusive - you may also want to use resources that you find on your own. Remember that you need to use the most accurate data source for the information you are seeking.

You will also want to look for your state's vital statistics databases and your state's department of health databases.

Community Health Needs Assessment Process Resources