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Health Issue Briefs

  • Infant Mortality - Infant mortality is a key factor in a community’s health. Inside this brief issued by the Sedgwick County Health Department are statistics, including infant mortality rates, leading causes of infant mortality, risk factors, neighborhood factors and personal factors. There are also recommendations for practice to reduce infant mortality.

  • Adolescent Health - Adolescent health is the bridge from childhood health to adult health and when adult health problems first appear. To measure adolescent health is a good indicator on the adult health problems in the near future. Inside this brief issued by the Sedgwick County Health Department are statistics such as population, socioeconomic status, free/reduced lunch status, insurance coverage, causes of death, hospital discharges and causes for hospitalization, obesity statistics, pregnancy statistics and drug use statistics.

  • Obesity - Obesity is a serious health concern that affects more than 70 million Americans.  In Sedgwick County, more than one of every four (28.8 percent) adults is obese and another 34 percent are overweight. This issue brief describes the risk factors, neighborhood factors and personal factors that contribute to obesity.

  • Mental Health - Mental illnesses are common in the United States and can begin at any age. In Sedgwick County, over 40 percent of residents surveyed as part of the 2013 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, said their physical or mental health kept them from normal activities such as self-care, work or recreation. This issue brief will address mental illness in general, as the issue has many moving parts and cannot be comprehensively addressed in one brief.

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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.