Health Equity in Defiance County
Defiance County Health Equity Report
In order for Defiance County Health District (DCGHD) to achieve its mission of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of all people and places in Defiance County, we must evaluate the different health factors in Defiance County. This report breaks Defiance County into smaller geographic areas known as census tracts, and compares various factors (Social Determinants of Health) including demographics, population, income, poverty, education, unemployment, health insurance, food assistance, housing burden, and other contributing factors. We can then find a relationship between where and how a person lives, and their overall health outcomes.
Click or Tap Below to download the 2022 Defiance County Health Equity report. This report is based on 2020 U.S. Census data.
Video overview of the 2022 Defiance County Health Equity Report
10 Essential Public Health Services
The 10 Essential Public Health Services were revised in 2020 to focus around Equity. These services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all places. The services seek to remove barriers such as poverty, racism, gender discrimination, ableism, and other forms of oppression. Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Source: Adapted From https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/publichealthservices/essentialhealthservices.html