It all starts with self-reported data.
Self-reported data is the first step in improving population health. Some information can only be obtained through self-reported data. Just like any other form of data collection, the information can be biased, but there are ways to minimize bias in self-reported data, like creating a safe environment for participants to provide their health information. The data that individuals report about their own health can help with:
- Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health issues like depression
- Preventing chronic conditions like diabetes
- Identifying which areas individuals are ready to change
Download these slides to find out all the reasons why self-reported data is the most important data set for population health success.