The Vital Statistics Administration has annual reports, infant mortality reports, live birth data, and drug-related intoxication death reports.
The Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey (YRBS/YTS) is an on-site survey of students in Maryland public middle and high schools, focusing on behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability, including but not limited to, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, sexual behaviors, unintentional injuries and violence, and poor physical activity and dietary behaviors.
The YRBS/YTS is a combination of CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) and is administered every even year during the fall semester to measure and monitor youth risk behaviors.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospital facilities must perform a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified.
The Community Health Needs Assessment presents data and key factors affecting the health of Eastern Shore residents.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has published an annual County Health Ranking Report since 2010.
The report gives communities a snapshot of how healthy their residents are so they can see where they are doing well, where they need to improve, and then act together to remove barriers to good health.
The rankings are based on several factors that affect a community’s health:
- Health Behaviors
- Clinical Care
- Social and Economic Factors
- Physical Environment