Bay County Community Health Assessment
Health Assessment Goals
- To determine the health status of Bay County residents and assess the capacity of the public health infrastructure.
- To identify gaps in programs and services that are needed within the community.
- To improve existing programs and services to better serve Bay County residents
2021 Health Assessment Report
The 2021 Bay County Community Health Assessment was completed in collaboration with McLaren Bay Region, local community partners, and the State of Michigan.
2021 Bay County Community Health Assessment Report
2018 Health Assessment Report
Funding for the 2018 Bay County Health Assessment was provided by the Bay Area Community Foundation.
2018 Bay County Community Health Assessment Report
2018 Community Health Assessment Presentation
2016/2017 Maternal Child Health Assessment
The Maternal Child Health Assessment was completed with funding provided by the State Of Michigan.
Maternal Child Health Assessment Report
Maternal Child Health Assessment Presentation
2015 Health Assessment Reports
Funding for the 2015 Bay County Health Assessment was provided by McLaren Bay Region, Bay Health Plan and the Bay Area Community Foundation.
2015 Bay County Community Health Assessment
2016 Bay County Phone Survey
2012 Health Assessment Reports
Bay County Phone Survey
Bay County Phone survey Cross tabulations
Phone Survey and Focus Group Report
2012 Bay County Health Assessment
Community Health Improvement Plan - Work Plans and Reports
2012 Health Assessment Data-at -a- Glance
Health Insurance vs. Preventive Care
2012 Health Assessment Presentations
2012 Community Health Assessment Results
Overview of Bay County and Preventive Care
Health Behaviors and Mental Health
Morbidity and Mortality
Additional Health Assessment Data and Information
Region 3 State Health Assessment
County Cardiovascular/Heart Disease Data
Bay County Health Dashboard
County Health Rankings
Kids Count Data
Maternal and Child Health Data Books
Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
2012 Health Assessment Structure
Phone Survey: Lake Research Partners conducted a phone survey of 505 randomly selected Bay County Residents from January 17-22, 2012. Both landline and cell phone numbers were used in the survey.
Focus Groups: Lake Research Partners conducted three focus groups from April 11-12, 2012. The focus groups consisted of adults lacking preventive care parents with children lacking preventive care and school personnel.
Online Survey: An online survey was conducted by the Bay County Health Department. this survey reached a total of 183 Bay County residents. This survey is not considered to be representative of the entire county, as respondents self-selected to participate.
Existing Data: Existing data, including information on morbidity and mortality, population, vital statistics, infant mortality, communicable disease, insurance coverage, employment, income and poverty were collected and analyzed by the Bay County Health Department.