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:
- Enhanced collaboration to address public issues.
- Provided tools to encourage progress.
- Informed decision making and improved research.
- Increased public knowledge about key issues.
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.
TypesYou can view and search for indicator reports by topic using either the alphabetical or categorized index:
Alphabetical List - Browse through all available indicator reports listed in alphabetical order. Categorized Index - Browse indicator reports organized by topic.
Search by Community
Community Snapshot Reports - Build your own table of indicator results for a New Mexico community (e.g., county). County Health Highlights Reports - Build your own multi-page health highlights report for a New Mexico community (e.g., county).