This indicator provides a measure of community health and well-being. Preventable diseases are those that could have been avoided if the patient received care earlier. Average incidence rates of preventable diseases are not an indication of medical provider performance, but rather the accessibility and quality of care services for the community overall. Examples include chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes as well as disease related to adopting healthy behaviors (such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly and avoiding tobacco/alcohol use).
Average Incidence Rates of Preventable Diseases
This indicator is associated with the following goals:
Note: Plan Houston's performance indicators are intended to inform the public and policy makers on the community's success at achieving Plan Houston's community goals. Identifying current performance is a first step; future steps could include tracking progress over time and establishing preferences on outcomes.