NM-IBIS Community Profile Reports, Contents and Usage
About NM-IBIS Community Profile Reports
What Is an Indicator?A health indicator is a numeric measure that depicts the health or health system status on a core public health construct.
Why "Indicator-Based"?The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that comprehensive key indicator systems had the following positive effects:
What Are Indicator Reports?Indicator reports provide online numeric data for a health indicator as well as public health context (such as why it is important and what is being done to improve it). Each Indicator Report has a graph (or several graphs) to give a picture of the data. Text is also provided to answer the most commonly asked questions about the public health topic. Programs throughout the Department of Health prepare these indicator reports.
After looking at the Indicator Report for a specific measure if more detailed numeric data is needed, the Custom Query System is available or the program office can be contacted directly using the information available in the Indicator Report footer (at the bottom of the indicator report page).
Accessing and Using Indicator Reports
Indicator Report IndexesYou may use these indexes to browse NM-IBIS indicator reports. You will find links to these indexes in the drop-down menu under the "Indicator Reports" tab at the top of every NM-IBIS page.
Printing Indicator ReportsNM-IBIS indicator report pages are automatically formatted for printing. When you select "print Preview" from the "File" dropdown menu, the information on the page is displayed without the top navigation or left navigation buttons, with margins set for 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. NM-IBIS Graph colors were selected to maximize the ability to distinguish shades of gray when printed in black and white.
How to Cite Indicator ReportsUse and reproduction of the information published on this website is encouraged and may be done without permission. Please refer to the NM-IBIS Citation page for suggested citations.