Albany County
DEPARTMENT of HEALTH
175 Green Street | Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4580 | Fax: (518) 447-4698
Elizabeth F. Whalen, MD, MPH, Commissioner

Data & Statistics

This section is provided for governmental agencies, providers, educational professionals, and the general public.

Here you will find statistics, reports, charts, and information on a variety of subjects related to Albany County, New York.


Albany County Department of Health 2015 Annual Programs & Services Report

The Albany County Department of Health 2015 Annual Program & Services Report highlights the exemplary and dedicated work of the staff, the challenges faced, and the many successes seen throughout the 2015 period.

New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard - County Level: Albany County

The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda 2017 objectives.

Communicable Disease Reports
These reports contains year-to-date data on reportable communicable diseases among Albany County residents.

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for Albany County
The  2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan is the result of a two year community health planning process during which a comprehensive assessment of public health needs was completed, followed by the prioritization of the findings and development of regional Community Health Improvement Plans. The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment contains county and zip code group level analysis of causes of death, hospitalizations and emergency room use. Twenty year trends, gender, ethnicity and age patterns were also examined when available.

These results were reviewed with representatives from hospitals, local health departments, community health centers, community organizations, members of the public and business representatives to prioritize the most pressing regional health issues considering: the number of people impacted, a disproportionate burden in the capital region, a disproportionate burden for a particular subpopulation, impact on quality of life, cost of health care, community concern and the opportunity to prevent or reduce its prevalence.

Community health improvement task forces were formed around the top priorities of chronic diseases – diabetes and asthma, and behavioral health – opiate abuse and smoking among the mentally ill. The task forces developed community health improvement plans that build upon community resources with evidence-based strategies for improving health. The plans will set the agenda for a 3 year community wide effort to make significant improvements in each of these health areas.

2014 eBRFSS Health Indicators: Albany County

The New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2013-2014 (2014 eBRFSS) provides local information on key public health issues.

New York State Health Equity Report County Edition - 2016

Report provides information on the health status of racial and ethnic populations.

2016 Capital Regional Health Prioritization Meeting Presentations

Healthy Capital District Initiative provides an examination of health issues for Albany and Rensselaer counties



County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the seventh annual County Health Rankings. An easy-to-use snapshot, the Rankings reveal the overall health of nearly every county in the nation. The Ranking provide local-level data that allows each county to compare with the other counties in their state on a range of factors that influence health—jobs, education, housing, community safety, diet and exercise, and other areas to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work, and play.

Learn more at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy