The resources below offer a variety of information that explain importance, relevance, and the public health applications of health related quality of life.
- HRQOL Curricular Materials for Schools of Public Health
The CDC Division of Adult and Community Health has developed curricular materials for schools of public health to increase awareness of the CDC HRQOL surveillance measures and resources.
- Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison project is using both physically unhealthy and mentally unhealthy days MATCH to monitor HRQOL over time.
- State of the USA Health Indicators, Letter ReportExternal — From the Institute of Medicine, this letter report includes CDC Healthy Days to measure the nation’s health. Learn more about Working Toward a Key National Indicator SystemExternal.
- Improving Health in the CommunityExternal — The Institute of Medicine’s guide, that describes the use of community indicators and performance monitoring to improve community health. The guide also provides tools to help communities develop their own performance indicators. CDC’s Healthy Days Measures are included among the IOM’s suggested community performance indicators.
- Surveillance Summary on health-related quality of life — The first CDC MMWR featuring Healthy Days data from the 1993-2001 BRFSS and the 2001-2002 NHANES (36 pages).
- Indicators for Chronic Disease Surveillance — The HRQOL-4 is recommended as an overarching chronic disease indicator by CDC/CSTE/ASTHO. Also available in PDF Cdc-pdf[PDF – 590K].
- Chronic Disease Notes and Reports — features Healthy Days applications in 2 special issues
- Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS)External — a Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measure, includes both the SF–36 and the core Healthy Days measures.