Measurement and Assessment

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CDC Healthy Communities Program
Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Communities Program offers tools for community assessment.

Health Indicators Warehouse
Provides easy access to health-related data by topic, by geography, and initiative.

Gallup Healthyways Well-Being Index
Daily survey of U.S. adults collecting data on life evaluation, physical health, emotional health, healthy behavior, work environment, and basic access. Data are reported by state and congressional district.

Measuring frailty using self-report and test-based health measures
This study shows that  characteristics of frailty are similar regardless of whether self-reported or test-based measures are used exclusively to construct a frailty index. Where available, self-reported and test-based measures should be combined when trying to identify levels of frailty.

Measuring Functional Fitness of Older Adults
C. Jessie Jones and Roberta E. Rikli, The Journal on Active Aging, March April 2002. Helping to delay physical frailty and improve functional mobility among older adults are two of the most important goals of senior fitness instructors. Many would say the quality of life in later years depends to a large degree on being able to continue to do what you want, without pain, for as long as possible. This article provides a brief overview of the Senior Fitness Test (SFT).

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being
“This report provides the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected by the Forum to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.”