Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play. And we know that the condition in which we live and/or work can have an impact on our health. This report, A Look at Health and Its Determinants Across Weld County, a Community Health Assessment Report(PDF, 7MB) , provides an update on our population’s health overall and looks at the relationship between health and some of the determinants of health that influence residents’ health.
Health determinants are factors, upstream from personal health behaviors and genetics, that influence individual health status. Factors like income, housing, education, employment, sense of belonging (i.e. being connected to family, friends, and community), and our early years often are linked with difference in health outcomes and lifespan. Opportunities for better health increase when differences in these social factors are addressed.