Health Outcomes Informational Graphic

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Health Outcomes informational graphic

The Health Outcomes graphic depicts ways that people's physical environment, social and economic factors, clinical care options, and personal health behaviors can contribute to their overall health outcomes. The model considers two top-level components under Policies and Programs: Health Factors and Health Outcomes

Policies and Programs

The impact of policies and programs is divided into two subcategories: Health Factors and then Health Outcomes.

Health Factors

The impact of Health Factors is represented by 4 subcategories: Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social & Economic Factors & Physical Environment

Health Behaviors account for 30% of health outcomes, and consist of four key markers:

  • Sexual Activity
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Tobacco Use

Clinical Care accounts for 20% of health outcomes, and consists of two key markers:

  • Quality of Care
  • Access to Care

Social and Economic Factors account for 40% of health outcomes, and include five key markers:

  • Community Safety
  • Family and Social Support
  • Income
  • Employment
  • Education

The Physical Environment component accounts for 10% of health outcomes, and consists of two key factors:

  • Air and Water Quality
  • Housing and Transit


Health Outcomes

Taken as a whole, the above factors exert the following influence on health outcomes:

  • Length of Life (50%)
  • Quality of Life (50%)

County Health Rankings model copyright 2014 UWPHI

For more information, email Lucas Carr, PhD.