Search Resources (English): Health status indicators

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An inventory of conceptual frameworks and women's health indicators

Provides an inventory of health and social indicators in Canadian and international literature as they relate to women’s health. Discusses conceptual frameworks and health determinants and their impact on women’s health.

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Published: 2001
Bringing women and gender into "Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2004"

Provides a gender analysis of "Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2004."

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Published: 2006
Making the grade on women's health: a national and state-by-state report card  
Available for download from their web site.

Provides a summary of the national assessment on the health of women in the United States, which assessed the overall health of women at the national and state levels. Provides "status" indicators that measure women's access to health care services, the degree to which they receive preventive health care and engage in health-promoting activities, the occurrence of key women's health conditions, and the extent to which the communities in which women live enhance their health and well-being. Also provides a set of "policy" indicators, which are based on state statutes, regulations, policies and programs that address the problems identified by the health status indicators. Presents information on women's health issues and innovative programs beyond the indicators and addresses serious gaps in health research and data collection as well as health disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

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Published: 2001
Perinatal health indicators for Canada: a resource manual

Provides information on 24 indicators currently being monitored by the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS).

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Published: 2000
Assessing rural health: toward developing health indicators for rural Canada

Highlights the need to develop rural health indicators.

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Published: 1999
A full measure: towards a comprehensive model for the measurement of women's health

Reviews and analyzes new strategies for measuring women's health needs. Provides a portrayal of the different roles and responsibilities of men and women and its impact whether it is health-damaging or health-promoting.

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Published: 2002
Women's health surveillance: implications for policy
Underlines the need for a policy framework for women's health surveillance in Canada and points to some elements that such a framework might include. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Some initial recommendations for potential women's health and disease surveillance indicators
Presents examples of possible indicators for assessing women's health in a gender relevant way. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care
Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Selecting indicators for the quality of health promotion, prevention and primary care at the health systems level in OECD countr
Presents the consensus recommendations of an international expert panel on indicators for health promotion and primary care. Provides a detailed discussion of the scientific soundness and policy importance of 27 indicators: health promotion (obesity prevalence, physical activity, smoking rate, diabetes prevalence, gonorrhoea/chlamydia rates and aboriton rates); preventive care (blood typing and antibody screening for prenatal patients, HIV screening for prenatal patients, bacteriurua screen for prenatal patients, immunisable conditions, low birth weight rate, adolescent immunization, anaemia screening in pregnant women, cervical gonorrhoea screening for pregnant women, hepatitis B screen for pregnant women, hepatitis B documentation in record at time of delivery, hepatitis B immunization for high-risk groups, influenza vaccination for high-risk groups, pneumococcal vaccination for high-risk groups) diagnosis and treatment: primary care (congestive heart failure readmission rate, first visit in first trimester, smoking cessation counselling for asthmatics, blood pressure measurement, re-measurement of blood pressure for those with high, initial laboratory investigations for hypertension, hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions). (See Details)
Published: 2004