Data & Reports
What We Do
Our data team uses local data to highlight areas of public health importance in Mesa County. We work hard to make that data meaningful and available to residents. We also release a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years in partnership with non-profit hospitals in the County. The CHNA is the foundation of our work and identifies “Areas of Concern” based on the data that we analyze.
Mesa County CHNAs
- Community Health Needs Assessment 2018-2020 Executive Summary, released June 2018
- Community Health Needs Assessment 2018-2020, released June 2018
- Community Health Needs Assessment 2015-2017 original, released December 2015.
- Revised Community Health Needs Assessment 2015-2017, released January 2017 with revisions to pages 1-35.
- 2017 Suicide in Mesa County – This report explores deaths by suicide, suicide attempts and suicide risk assessments in Mesa County.
- Children’s Health Report – This report explores the health of infants and children in Mesa County.
- Influenza in Mesa County – This report details data on flu hospitalizations and the economic impacts flu has in Mesa County.
- Reportable Diseases in Mesa County – This report takes an inside look at the top ten reportable diseases in Mesa County in 2015. It details how those diseases are spread, how to protect against those diseases and overall data and trends.
- Marijuana in Mesa County – This report explores marijuana usage in Mesa County youth and adults. Information on Colorado Amendment 64, methods of use and data from both Mesa County and the state are included.
- Health Care Access in Mesa County– In 2015, 40% of emergency department visits in Mesa County could have been treated by a routine provider. This report helps explain why. The report includes information on barriers to care, Medicaid and CHP+ enrollment, and ratios of primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists and dentists.
- 2015 Suicide in Mesa County – Our suicide report looks at more than just rates in Mesa County. Risk factors such as social & emotional wellbeing, substance abuse, income and abuse are noted in an effort to bridge the gap as to why residents are more likely to attempt or complete suicide than the rest of the state.
More men die by suicide than women, however, 6 in 10 suicide attempts occurred among women.
A majority of suicide deaths were those aged 55 and older, which attempts peaked with those aged 10-29 years old.
When looking at suicide deaths, an overwhelming majority didn’t receive or have information about behavioral health services.
Suicide attempts, 45% of individuals didn’t receive information about behavioral health services.