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This measure tracks the number of individuals, newly diagnosed with HIV, who are referred to care and actually attend an HIV medical care appointment within 30* days in proportion to the number of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV who are referred to HIV medical care.
- API sharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-26T18:40:44.000Z
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually affects the lungs. TB bacteria are spread when they are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs or speaks. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. An effective strategy to ensure patients complete TB treatment is directly observed therapy (DOT). With DOT, a patient meets with a health care worker every day or several times a week. The patient takes the TB medication while the health care worker watches. There is no way to accurately predict whether a patient will adhere to treatment without this assistance. This measures looks at the proportion of patients being treated for TB who receive DOT.
- API sharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-04T16:49:16.000Z
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality, which is calculated based on the pollutant concentration of criteria air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. AQI value of 101-150 indicates air quality condition is unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, which include children, elderly and people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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This measure represents the percentage of women in Fulton County who receive care from a doctor at least once during pregnancy to help ensure the health of the mother and baby. Prenatal visits to a doctor generally include a physical exam and weight checks. Depending on the stage of the pregnancy, it may also include blood tests and imaging tests, such as ultrasound exams. Visits may also include discussions about the mother's health, the infant's health, and any questions about the pregnancy.
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This performance measure tracks the percentage of population 18 years or younger in Fulton County who did not have health insurance in the past 12 months. The data used for this measure come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, which defines health insurance coverage to include plans and programs that provide comprehensive health coverage. Coverage may be provided by either private health insurance or public programs. Private health insurance is a plan provided through an employer or union, a plan purchased by an individual from a private company. Public programs providing coverage include the federal programs Medicare, Medicaid, and VA Health Care; the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and individual state health plans.
Percent of Caregivers who Report Having More Time for Daily and Personal Activities as a Result of Caregiver Services - Department KPIsharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-25T20:57:43.000Z
The Department of Senior Services measures the impact Adult Day Care services have on the lives of caregivers and time required for daily and personal activities. The costs of caregiving can include physical, emotional, and financial tolls that impact individuals, families, and society. Adult Day Care services play an important role in meeting the care needs of today’s population and may hold the answer to the pressing question, “How can we meet current and future care needs in a fiscally efficient and ethically responsible manner?”
- API sharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-04T19:09:48.000Z
The Fulton County Emergency Services E-911 Center is the centralized public safety answering point for all 911 calls within Unincorporated Fulton County and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City as well as the Fulton County School Police and the Chattahoochee River National Park Service. Incoming emergency calls are dispatched to first response units including police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS). Priority 1 calls are those for an incident where the immediate presence of a responder is essential to save life, prevent serious injury, or to arrest a violent felon. This includes many police calls and nearly all fire and EMS calls.
Percent of Toddlers Treated at a Fulton County Health Center who are Adequately Immunized - Department KPIsharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-08-06T19:23:41.000Z
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is made up of medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the U.S. The recommendations are summarized in an immunization schedule defining the type of vaccination and the age at which it should be administered. This goal is tracked by measuring the percent of Fulton County health clinic clients age 19 to 36 months who have received all vaccinations according to the ACIP schedule. Vaccinations recommended in the first 3 years include Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Polio, Rubella, Influenza, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, rubella and Tetanus.
Percent of Individuals Served who Indicate the Ability to Access and Eat Healthier Foods as a Result of the Program - Department KPIsharefulton.fultoncountyga.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-25T20:58:29.000Z
We are measuring the percentage of individuals served who indicate the ability to access and eat healthier foods as a result of the program. The program area is Home Delivered Meals. The Home Delivered Meal program provides nutritious meals to home bound seniors who are unable to care adequately for themselves. The program is designed to assist seniors in meeting their nutritional needs. This indicator is directly aligned with the department's business function to improve the quality of life for older adults and the county's self-sufficiency objective for fewer senior residents to experience hunger. The Department categorizes Home Delivered Meals as an intervention program that helps seniors age in place. Meals are delivered according to a set schedule. All meals are nutritionally balanced and meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and the RDA's established by the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Senior participants have a choice of at least two entrees and dietary supplements such as Ensure or Glucerna, if required. Participants also receive shelf-stable meals 2-3 times per year. Shelf-stable meals contain foods that do not require refrigeration and can be consumed at room temperature.
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This measure tracks the average time it takes for a person to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional after arriving at a hospital emergency department. The data come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are based on a sampling of emergency department patients from U.S. hospitals. The Fulton County hospital included are Emory Midtown, Grady Memorial, Northside, Piedmont, Saint Joseph's, Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital. The average wait times for Fulton County and its national benchmark counties presented here are actually averages of the median wait times of hospitals in each county.