Healthy UNH has developed an online measurement tool to establish baseline metrics of health status and track our progress towards becoming the healthiest campus community in the country by 2020. This tool enables users to view health metrics on several health topics, aligned with Healthy People 2020 topic areas. It provides measures for faculty/staff and student populations, with comparator benchmarks from Healthy People 2020 when possible. The measurement plan was developed by the Healthy UNH Measurement Subcommittee. It helps identify opportunities for improvement and gives Healthy UNH a clearer understanding of the current status of the health of the employee and student populations, and provides a way to look at trends of how health is changing.
The Measurement Subommittee is comprised of experts from various fields across campus. Together this group offered their expertise about the measurement tools relating to health and prioritized the list of measures to create a list of metrics that represent a well-rounded, picture of health for UNH.
Healthy UNH Measurement Sub-Committee Members
- Anthony Tagliaferro, Professor, and Director of Center for Health Enhancement
- Dain LaRoche, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
- Dennis Byrne, Director, Campus Recreation
- El Farrell, Program Coordinator, Sustainability Academy
- Gale Carey, Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
- Jesse Morrell, Lecturer, Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
- Jo Porter, Deputy Director, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
- Joanne Burke, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
- Kathleen Grace Bishop, Director of Education and Promotion, Health Services
- Rochelle L'Italien, Registered Dietitian, Dining Services
- Stacey Gabriel, Research Associate, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
Participants are able to browse the sources of data included in the measurement tool. Click here to view data sources.
National and local surveys used as comparators
- Healthy People 2020
- HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
- Local Health Risk Prevalence Data
- Monitoring the Future Survey
- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
- National Health Interview Survey
- National Survey of Family Growth
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health
- New Hampshire Health Data Inventory
- New Hampshire Health Web Reporting and Query System
- Public Health Regions Profile
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance System
- State Health Report
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Future Plans and Resources
Each year Healthy UNH will gather the most current measures for the metrics. In the measurement plan, once there are multiple years worth of data, Healthy UNH will add trend information.