Montana Public Health Information System (MT-IBIS) Topics
How to find Data and Information on this SiteEach "Topic" site menu navigation item has a page that contains information for each topic. Along with this information are links to the associated Indicator Reports and Dataset Queries. The Indicator Reports provide graphs, maps, public health context, and data tables. Many of the topic areas have queryable datasets that you can use to create your own tables, charts, and maps. These data query results pages will also have dataset details, including data sources and tips on how data can or cannot be used.
The Montana Health Status ModelThe MT-IBIS Topics pages are organized according to a model of health status in which Health Factors lead to Health Outcomes. See the Topics Index for a complete list of all available topics.
As the model suggests, health factors are the conditions that lead to health outcomes. Some health factors, such as race and age, cannot be modified but are included in the model because they play a role in individual and population health outcomes. Many health factors, on the other hand, can be modified. One of the roles of public health practitioners is to work with individuals and communities to improve modifiable health factors so that health outcomes will improve.