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HEALTH INDICATORS, reports & fact sheets


The Kitsap County Core Public Health Indicators Report provides an overview of the demographics and health of Kitsap County residents and surroundings. The indicators are derived from sound, reliable data and can be used to help focus resources, encourage new and existing partnerships, and support the work necessary to make Kitsap County a healthy and safe place to live, learn, work, and play.


The Kitsap County Health Disparity Report provides deeper analysis of the Core Public Health Indicators to identify disparities. Health disparities are differences in health outcomes between populations and are greatly influenced by environmental, social, and behavioral factors. Decreasing or eliminating health disparities will improve the overall health of Kitsap County.


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. You can review KCHP data and follow progress on the priorities at


Communicable Disease

Cancer and Chronic Disease

Behavioral Health

Maternal and Child Health

Determinants of Health

Community Assessments - Community Partners


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. 

Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Data and Statistical Reports: DOH makes data and statistical reportson 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. 

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