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We bring together reliable data to assess and understand population health issues and trends in Kitsap County: Who lives in our community? How healthy and safe are we? How healthy are our behaviors and lifestyles? How healthy is our environment? What are the epidemiological trends in disease? Are there any areas or people in our county more affected than others?
By using data to understand the County's most pressing health issues, and using the science of epidemiology to understand the factors that can cause them, we can prioritize public health resources to improve the specific health issues we face.

Our data are useful to a wide range of community members: a doctor might be interested in the current infectious disease rates; health data might be beneficial for a grant application that would bring more resources to our county; a student could use health data in a school report; and simple curiosity might compel your own interest.


Several organizations, including Kitsap Public Health District, have conducted assessments exploring different aspects of health, quality of life, and access to services in Kitsap County. Reports can be accessed here:

Learn more on our Improving Healthcare Access page.

HEALTH INDICATORS, reports & fact sheets


For 2022, the Kitsap County Core Public Health Indicators Report and Disparity Report have been combined to form one more comprehensive report, which includes the overview of the demographics and health of Kitsap County residents as well as a deeper analysis of differences between subgroups. This report highlights improving and worsening trends in Kitsap, health outcomes and behaviors where Kitsap excels as well as those with room for improvement, and areas with large differences in outcomes and behaviors between subgroups. The goal of this report is to help focus Kitsap on maintaining aspects where we excel and working to improve areas where deficiencies are seen.

  • Kitsap County Community Public Health Indicators and Disparities Report (2022, Published May 2022)

  • Kitsap County Public Health Indicators and Disparities Summary (2022)


    Kitsap Population

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    Economic Factors

    Healthcare Access

    Communicable Disease

    Chronic Disease

    Mental Health and Well-being

    Substance Use and Abuse

    Maternal and Child Health

    Accidental Injury

    Hospitalizations and Deaths

    Public Safety and Our Community

    Community Assessments - Community Partners




    Kitsap Community Health Priorities: Kitsap Community Health Priorities (KCHP) is a collaboration led by the Kitsap Public Health District, Harrison Medical Center, United Way, Kitsap Community Foundation, and Kitsap County Human Services Department whose goal is to identify and track progress on community health and well-being priorities for Kitsap County. Every 3-5 years KCHP conducts a comprehensive health assessment that includes over 200 indicators of health and well-being.

    Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): BRFSS is the largest, continuously conducted, telephone health survey in the world. It enables the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, and other health agencies to monitor the health and health behaviors of adults to guide policy and programs.

    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: The Rankings are produced every year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. Learn how the Rankings and Kitsap Core Public Health Indicators differ: About the County Health Rankings and the Kitsap Core Indicators.

    Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): OSPI provides aggregate school enrollment numbers, dropout and graduation rates for Washington schools, as well as aggregate demographic and testing data. 

    U.S. Census and American Community Survey (ACS): The ACS is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year to gather information about population characteristics, housing, and economics among other topics. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau changed the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) release schedule. Instead of providing the standard 1-year data products, the Census Bureau released experimental estimates from the 1-year data. This includes a limited number of data tables for the nation, states, and the District of Columbia.  The 2020 ACS 1-year experimental estimates are posted on the 2020 ACS 1-Year Experimental Data Tables page; they are not available on 

    Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Data and Statistical Reports: DOH makes data and statistical reports on health, healthcare and the environment available to the public.  Topics range from cancer and communicable diseases to drinking water and births and deaths, among others.  The Washington Tracking Network (WTN), a DOH data system, is an easily accessible source for environmental and public health data, including tables, charts and maps. 

    Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): DSHS’s Facilities, Finance and Analytics Administration (FFA) provides leadership in financial, operational and risk management services.  This administration produces a comprehensive time-series collection of county and school district-level data related to substance use and abuse, and the risk factors that predict substance use among youth, called the Risk and Protection Profiles for Substance Abuse Prevention for Washington State and its Communities.  In addition, they provide aggregate client counts, use rates and cost by age groups for many DSHS services, as well as research articles on mental health and substance use in Washington. 

    Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS): HYS is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Liquor Control Board. HYS provides information about the self-reported health and health behaviors of youth in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in Washington to guide policy and programs that serve youth. 

    Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM): OFM provides population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, as well as estimates of population density and change. 

    Washington State Statistical Analysis Center: The Washington State Statistical Analysis Center provides access to crime and justice statistics and conducts studies and analysis to inform Washington policy and budget development.  They maintain a clearinghouse for crime and justice statistics, with data on crime, arrests, court filings and sentences, jail and prison populations and juvenile justice. 


    We publish health indicators and compile an annual report that summarizes key health conditions and health-related behaviors as well as factors influencing the health and well-being of Kitsap residents. We also compare Kitsap County’s results to average results for all people in Washington State.

    We review data from community healthcare providers to identify spikes in illnesses or symptoms that could be an early warning of food or water contamination, contagious diseases, or other hazards that can affect your health. Our data and reports are available on the Health District’s website for use by organizations and individuals in Kitsap County.  We strive to transparently display data that will help you keep yourself and your family healthy.

    Our work is prioritized by the needs of our community and guided by our Health Officer, Health District leadership, the Board of Health and data suggestions and requests from organizations and individuals.

    For more information or to request data, please contact:

    Kari Hunter, Program Manager

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