Community Health & Performance Management

How Are We Doing? 
Measuring Progress on a Performance Dashboard

Built on the concepts of the Results Based Accountability™, our Performance Dashboard is made up of scorecards that display desired results or outcomes, activities or strategies, population indicators, and performance measures.

  • Population Indicators (such as rate of death from cancer among adults) are measures for which state and local health departments as well as community partners share responsibility for making change. These data represent the state of well-being for Nebraskans. While relevant for describing the health of the population, these may be less relevant to describing the public health system.
  • Performance Measures (such as rates of early screening for cancer among adults) are measures for which our programs are responsible for the performance of interventions. These are the strategies that over time, are expected to improve the health and well-being of the population.  Performance Measures may also merely be designated target values that we’ve established for immediate, intermediate or long term goals for population health. 

SHIP LogoThe State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is a blueprint for improving the public health system (indirect impact) as well as improving specific health outcomes related to heart disease, stroke, cancer and associated risk factors (direct impact).  Five priority areas include strategies and activities designed to result in positive outcomes for the system and ultimately population health.


NEWNebraska 2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan 



 SHIP Focus Area Dashboards


​​SHIP Population Health and Public Health System Indicators


Priority 1 & 2:
Nebraskans will have reduced heart disease, stroke and cancer mortality, morbidity and associated risk factors.


Priority 3:
The Nebraska public health system has expanded health promotion capacity to deliver public health prevention programs and services across the lifespan.


Priority 4:
Nebraska has improved integration among public health, behavioral health and healthcare services.

Priority 5:
The Nebraska public health system has expanded capacity to collect, analyze and report health data.



Healthy People 2020 LogoThe Nebraska Healthy People 2020 presents a comprehensive review of the state of health and well-being for Nebraskans within 24 focus areas, and includes current data as well as goals for 2020. While these target values represent our desired population health levels to achieve, the Healthy People 2020 is not an action plan that identifies specific strategies towards each focus area.  Nonetheless, the performance of activities statewide by the state and local health departments and community partners is anticipated to improve population health in these areas.

Nebraska Healthy People 2020 Final Report


HP2020 Focus Area Dashboards ​PDF
Access to Health Services PDF
Adolescent Health PDF
Arthritis PDF
Cancer PDF
Diabetes PDF
​Disability and Health PDF
​Environmental Health PDF
​Family Planning PDF
​Food Safety PDF
​Heart Disease and Stroke PDF
​Immunization and Infectious Diseases PDF
​Injury and Violence Prevention PDF
​Maternal, Infant and Child Health PDF
​Mental Health PDF
​Nutrition and Weight Status PDF
​Occupational Safety and Health PDF
​Oral Health PDF
​Physical Activity and Fitness PDF
​Respiratory Disease PDF
​Sexually Transmitted Diseases PDF
​Social Determinants of Health PDF
​Substance Abuse PDF
​Tobacco Use PDF


Please e-mail any comments or questions you have regarding the Performance Dashboards to Maya Chilese (

Contact Information
Community Health & Performance Management
301 Centennial Mall South
P. O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-2353

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