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Ends on: Friday, April 1, 2011

The Health Care Quality of Life Indicators help us measure an Alexandria where all residents, regardless of their ability to pay, can access quality health care that focuses on prevention, treatment and wellness.

What are Quality of Life Indicators?

The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria is collaborating wtih ACT for Alexandria and Virginia Tech to develop a better way to inform key decisions in Alexandria – through “quality of life indicators.” Quality of life indicators are the answers to the question, “What matters most to the people who live in Alexandria?”

How do I vote?

To vote for the indicators in this category, you must register on ACTion Alexandria. You have a total of 10 votes to assign in each indicator category, and can assign those votes to as many or as few indicators in each category as you like. Simple click on the "Add Your Vote" link under each solution to vote.

What will you do with my responses?

Your votes will be collected and combined with feedback from two Speak Up! Take ACTion! townhall meetings and summarized on ACTion Alexandria by the sponsoring organizations on April 18th. For more information on how the Quality of Life Indicators project, visit Community Health Assessment of MAPP.

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% Adults ages 18-64 who report having health care insurance
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of adults ages 18-64 who currently report having health care insurance

(Insurance, Source: BFRSS)

12 Votes
0 Comments
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

# physicians who take Medicare in Alexandria

(Insurance, Source: Medical Society of Virginia)

10 Votes
# Children eligible for federal State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

# children eligible for federal State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

(Insurance, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

10 Votes
0 Comments
% Dentists who take Medicaid in Alexandria
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of dentists who take Medicaid in Alexandria

(Insurance, Source: TBD)

8 Votes
0 Comments
% People needing health care in the past year and were unable to receive it
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of people indicating they needed health care (including alternative health care) in the past year and were unable to receive it

(Health Care Access, Source: BRFSS)

7 Votes
0 Comments
Teen Pregnancy rate (per 1000 girls)
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Teen Pregnancy rate (per 1000 girls)

(Births, Infant Mortality, Teen Pregnancy, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

4 Votes
0 Comments
% Children ages 0-17 whose parents have health insurance
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of children ages 0-17 whose parents report they have health insurance

(Insurance, Source: TBD)

3 Votes
0 Comments
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate (per 100,000) - heart disease, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

3 Votes
% Adults age 18 or older who report having a personal doctor or health care provider
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of adults age 18 or older who report having a personal doctor or health care provider

(Health Care Access, Source: survey: BRFSS)

2 Votes
0 Comments
% Adults age 18 or older who report having a dentist/dental hygienist
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

% of adults age 18 or older who report having a dentist/dental hygienist

(Health Care Access, Source: survey)

2 Votes
0 Comments
Teen Pregnancy rate (per 1000 girls)
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Teen Pregnancy rate (per 1000 girls)

(Births, Infant Mortality, Teen Pregnancy, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

4 Votes
0 Comments
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Low birth weight per 1,000 births

(Births, Infant Mortality, Teen Pregnancy, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

1 Vote
Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

(Births, Infant Mortality, Teen Pregnancy, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

1 Vote
0 Comments
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate - diabetes mellitus, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

1 Vote
Death rate - unintentional injury, age adjusted
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate - unintentional injury, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

1 Vote
0 Comments
Death rate - cancer, age adjusted
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate - cancer, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

0 Votes
0 Comments
Death rate - chronic lower respiratory diseases, age adjusted
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate - chronic lower respiratory diseases, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

0 Votes
0 Comments
Death rate - cerebrovascular disease (strokes, etc), age adjusted
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate - cerebrovascular disease (strokes, etc), age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

1 Vote
0 Comments
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Death rate (per 100,000) - heart disease, age adjusted

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

3 Votes
Life expectancy at age 65
Tracy Viselli
2/4/2011

Life expectancy at age 65

(Life Expectancy & Leading Causes of Death, Source: Virginia Department of Health)

0 Votes
0 Comments