Health Information System
The Community Health
Information System (CHIS) is a web-based, interactive,
community health data repository developed for St. Luke’s Episcopal
Health Charities by the Center
for Health Policy Studies (CHAMPS) at The University
of Texas School of Public Health.
The CHIS provides individuals, groups,
organizations and communities with a geographically oriented database
to use in evaluating community health status within the 57–county
Diocese of Texas, developing action plans, and monitoring results.
The Community Health Report Card
shows how counties within the Diocese rank relative to one another
on over 40 indicators that characterize community health-related
resources and assets, physical health status, physical environment,
and social environment.
Well-Being Index and the Community
maps identify priority geographic areas of populations at
risk in order to more effectively target programmatic interventions.
These indices, composed of population characteristics such as
household income and child poverty, suggest a preliminary diagnostic
of community health status.
Mapping allows users to define their own area of interest by census
tract and access population health data for the designated area.
Reports Section includes topical reports such as Maternal
Child Health in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (1999)
and executive summary reports on communities within the Diocese