Health Equity Report Card: St. Clair County


The Substance Use Health Equity Report Card (SUD-HERC) supports the health and well-being of St. Clair County and city of Port Huron residents by providing understandable, relevant, and actionable health outcome data. To do this, data is categorized (disaggregated) by location. By understanding the current state of health disparities (differences) and health outcomes in our community, we can better address their causes and support prevention efforts. This will help us all live in a healthier community and create better lives for generations to come. The information presented in the HERC is only part of our community’s story. It does not include the tremendous efforts by community organizations, residents or others to meet community needs in the Greater Port Huron area.







No disparity

Disparity ratio: 1.0-1.4

Little disparity

Disparity ratio: 1.5-1.9

Disparity may require intervention

Disparity ratio: 2.0-2.4

Disparity requires intervention

Disparity ratio: 2.5-2.9

Critical disparity, requires immediate intervention

Disparity ratio: ≥ 3.0

Information presented in the SUD-HERC includes 20 public health indicators broken down by location (Port Huron, St. Clair County County, Michigan). Each indicator is organized into one of three categories: health services and access, socioeconomic status, and substance use. Grouping the indicators into these categories helps us understand the health of our community to see what’s working and what should be addressed. To understand the differences for each indicator, we calculated a disparity ratio. This tells us how small (good) or large (bad) the differences are for each indicator. A letter grade is then given for each disparity (difference). Importantly, we must keep in mind that little to no disparity (difference) – an A or B grade – does not mean adequate health services, access, behaviors, or outcomes. It simply means there isn’t a large difference between race or geographic locations for this health indicator.

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