Monterey County Core Metrics

The indicators were chosen because they have "the greatest potential to have a positive effect on the health and well-being of the population and each individual within it, now and in the years to come."

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The Core Measures set organizes 16 indicators into four domains. The findings from the indicators in each domain are summarized below. A fifth domain is also included that was chosen by a group of community-based stakeholders. 

Healthy People

Monterey County is better than the state average in the following Healthy People domain indicators:

Life expectancy

Monterey County is about the same as the state average in the following Healthy People domain indicators:

Adults with fair or poor health

High school graduation rate

Addiction death rate

Monterey county is doing worse than the state average in these areas:

Teen pregnancy

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Care Quality

Monterey County is doing better than the state average in the following Care Quality domain indicators:

Child immunization

Hospital-acquired infections

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Care Cost

Monterey County spends less money per capita on Medi-Cal (Medicaid) healthcare expenses than the state, on average.

Monterey County receives less money per enrollee for Medicare reimbursements (Parts A and B) than the state, on average. 

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Engaged People

Monterey County has a higher percentage of people who are not proficient in English than the state overall. 

Monterey County has about the same percentage of voter turnout as the state overall. 

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Safety and Violence Prevention

Representatives from government agencies and community-based organizations in Monterey County chose to add a fifth domain, Safety, to the Core Measures set for Monterey County. 

From a list of ten items, Monterey County residents ranked gang violence as the top safety concern in their county.

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