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Community health and infrastructure in Missouri is an important element of public health. Information related to community health and infrastructure can be used to prevent disease, promote health, effectively assess and respond to the needs of the community, and improve the overall wellness of the local population. Currently, community and infrastructure indicators measure health outcomes, crime statistics, access to healthy foods, and other basic infrastructure needs within the community at the state, county, city, and zip code level. When used together, they provide a brief glimpse into the overall health and wellness of the population and provide a foundation for planning, delivering, evaluating, and improving the lives of Missourians.

Note that these measures are a new and developing area within public health. While this information is useful, it is still incomplete, and statistics shown do not imply a relationship between the indicators and possible outcomes. As more information becomes available, these measures will be revised and updated accordingly.


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