• Knox County is situated on the southeastern corner of Penobscot Bay and includes islands south of Islesboro and west of Isle au Haut Bay. The county seat, Rockland, is also one of the biggest shipping centers of lobster in the world.

    • Total Area: 1,142 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 39,376

    • Population Density: 108 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Midcoast – District 4

Priority Metric for Primary Outcome State Rate
 
County Rate
 
Increase Childhood Immunizations % 19-35 month olds up-to-date (i.e received all doses) for a series of seven immunizations (Oct 2015) 76% 79%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20% 18%
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29% 22% 
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees 59 (58-60) 49 (44-55)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195 161
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 156
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 14.0
  • 2017 CHR Knox (including 2014 to 2017 comparison pg 2)
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  • 2017 Maine Kids Count Data Book
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  • Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
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  • County Health Rankings - Visit Website
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    Look up your county's rankings, learn about our methods, and download the data you need. This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.

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  • Knox County Get Up and Go Guide
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    A list and brief description of physical activity opportunities in Knox County (listed by town).  Many of the options are low to no cost. The guide provides individuals with ideas on how to be physically active and is being used widely by many of the participating Let's Go! Knox County childcare and healthcare sites.The team was pleased with the results of the survey as it indicated what community members would like to see and guided the direction of the process.

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  • MaineHealth Health Index Report - 2014
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  • MaineHealth Health Index Report - 2015
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  • Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey--See 2009-2015 Reports!
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    The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) is the result of collaboration Maine Center for Disease Control and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Department of Education. Its purpose is to quantify the health of Kindergarten and Grade 3 students through parent interviews, and the health-related behaviors and attitudes of 5th through 12th graders by direct student survey.

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  • Substance Abuse Data - Statewide Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup
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    Maine SEOW Dashboard

    The SEOW Dashboard is a web-based interactive system that monitors trends on substance use, mental health, and gambling in Maine. It is our hope that the SEOW Dashboard will help communities build their capacity to address their needs and prevention priorities through data-driven decision-making and evaluation.

    SEOW has the following primary objectives:

    To identify substance abuse patterns or populations

    To establish substance abuse trends

    To detect emerging substances

    To provide information for policy development and program planning

     

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