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Health Data

Welcome to Franklin County Public Health’s (FCPH) Health Data section. The information generated here can be used for community planning, the detection of emerging health problems, program evaluation, the stimulation of local research, and to inform public health intervention. Numerous amounts of data collected are used to characterize the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of public health issues that are important to our community and beyond. There are also resources for Franklin County’s Health Maps 2013 and 2016, and other data resources measured at the local state and national level. Click on the hyperlink for each source, or its direct link to the data available.

“A community health assessment is a process that uses quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically collect and analyze data to understand health within a specific community”.  (Elligers, NACCHO)

“A community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process”. (PHAB Version 1.0)

FCPH (Community Health Improvement Plan) CHIP 2014 - 2018

Health MAP 2013/2016

This community health needs assessment is the result of a broad collaborative effort, coordinated by the Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC), and is intended to help the local public health system better understand the health needs and priorities of Franklin County residents.

HealthMap 2016 (This is an update to the initial HealthMap2013. In some cases, new indicators were identified for 2016 that were not included in the previous report.)

Data Resources

Franklin County Health Assessment and Wellness

  1. Network of Care
  2. Community Health Assessment Information
  3. State Health Improvement Plan

 Leading Cause of Mortality (CDC, WHO)

  1. Centers for Disease Control Data & Statistics
  2. World Health Organization Data & Statistics

 County Health Rankings


 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


 Healthy People 2010/2020

  2. Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People

Ohio Department of Health Data Information Warehouse

    1. Ohio Department of Health
      2. State of Ohio Health Facts


  1. Annual Summary of Infectious Diseases 2016
  2. Infectious Disease Reporting System (IDRS)
  3. Columbus & Franklin County Seasonal Influenza surveillance reports

Vital Statistics (Birth and Death Certificates: Franklin County and Columbus)


Public Health Policy

  1. Prevention and Public Health Fund

Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research (WONDER)

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you have any further questions, contact Kyle Idahosa MPH, SIT Epidemiologist Planning & Assessment at