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    Department of State Health Services
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7261
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What's New at CHS

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July, 2014

Launched in July 2014, MONAHRQ® is a tool that analyzes, summarizes, and presents healthcare information in a ready-to-use format for consumers and other decision makers on:

  • Quality of care at the hospital level
  • Health care utilization at the hospital level
  • Preventable hospitalizations at the area level
  • Rates of conditions and procedures at the area level
  • Estimated costs and cost-savings related to the quality of care

Data presented in the MONAHRQ® tool come from a variety of sources, such as the Texas Healthcare Information Collection (THCIC) Public Use Data File, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) "Hospital Compare" data and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey data. Those that do come from the CMS data only address Medicare Patient experiences.

January, 2013

In January, 2013, the Department of State Health Services launched Texas Health Indicators, an online collection of data displays exploring priority health trends in Texas over the last decade.

This site provides access to data from public health datasets and information on Texas priority health issues. For each indicator, the information provided follows a simple structure:

  • A description of the disease or health issue.
  • A description of the risk factors associated with that disease or health issues
    (if known or appropriate).
  • A summary of recent trends.
  • Comparisons to national trends and benchmarks where appropriate and/or available.
Health Status Indicators

For more information, please contact the Center for Health Statistics at (512) 776-7261 or e-mail CHS-Info@dshs.state.tx.us.


January, 2011

In January 2011, the first set of Census 2010 data products for Texas was released. CHS staff have analyzed the change in Texas' population and produced two webpages detailing changes between 2000 and 2010. As more Census 2010 becomes available additional results will be available on our website.

Texas added 4,293,741 residents between April 1, 2000 and April 1, 2010. Between 2000 and 2010 all races and ethnicities grew in total population. The Hispanic ethnicity was the fastest growing group in Texas with 2,791,255 new residents. 79 counties in Texas had a population decline from 2000-2010. 

Find these tables of  early results from the 2010 Census on the population pages of the DSHS Center for Health Statistics.

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Last updated October 27, 2014