Non-Medical Drivers of Health Data
Acknowledging the importance of non-medical health drivers, the CHCD has acquired and developed a comprehensive database of information related to economic, education, healthcare access, neighborhood, built environment, and social factors.
Texas Data Snapshot Tables
The “Texas Data Snapshot Tables” contains 30 pre-selected variables covering education, social, economic, healthcare access, and environmental factors. Files can be viewed by zip code or county for 2016 through –2019. 2020 data is available by county.
Our team has obtained raw data files from each source listed in the Non-Medical Drivers of Health Data Library to facilitate access to this information. Our query tool allows you to search areas of interest and identify data sources.
Download “Navigating the Non-Medical Drivers of Health Data Library” for additional information on the Texas Data Snapshot Tables and Data Library. Information includes a complete list of data sources and how to request data access.
Texas Health Rankings
The Texas Health Rankings dashboard comprises data reported by The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R). CHR&R is a program developed by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. CHR&R created a ranking model to bring awareness to factors influencing health and health equity.
Data reported are derived from multiple sources and grouped as outlined in the County Health Rankings 2019 Texas Report. As the relative values of each measure are very different, the results were converted to a score between 1-5, with 1 representing the most favorable level and 5 being the most hazardous level.
In addition, the population has been grouped into three groups: child and adolescent, general population, and over age 65.
The overall score for the county
Access to health care professionals or coverage
Health behaviors that are weighed include smoking, obesity, exercise, sexual activity, sleep, alcohol use, and nutrition.
Measures of health, including subjective responses relating to perceived health status and surveillance data on life expectancy or mortality.
The elements in the physical environment, such as air and water quality, housing, food availability,
Social and Economic Environment
The elements within the social and community setting, such as safety, violence, high school graduation rate, income, unemployment, single-parent households
Download the Health of Texas User Guide for complete reference
Suggested citation for Texas Health Ranking: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings State Report 2019.