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WSU has developed a three-tiered WSU Measurement Framework that ties individual initiatives (Tier III) to overarching, population-wide metrics (Tiers I and II). The purpose of this multi-leveled framework is to link WSU’s multiple endeavors to its overarching goal and to document transformation at multiple levels. Forty-eight metrics with corresponding 2025 and 2030 goals have been identified for Tiers I and II of the WSU Measurement Framework.

The table below outlines the full list of metrics tracked within our measurement framework. You can see a set of 14 indicators from our framework visualized on our metrics dashboard. Please reach out to info@westsideunited.org with any questions.

  • Life expectancy
  • Cancer deaths
  • Cancer incidence
  • CVD hospitalizations
  • Coronary heart disease deaths
  • Diabetes deaths
  • Diabetes hospitalizations
  • Drug-related hospitalizations
  • Homicide: Gun Related
  • Homicide: Overall
  • Infant mortality rate
  • Low birth weight
  • Opioid-related overdose
  • Preterm births
  • Stroke deaths
  • 3rd grade reading proficiency
  • 8th grade math proficiency
  • Adult educational attainment
  • Disconnected youth
  • High school graduation
  • Jobless youth
  • Child poverty
  • Individual poverty
  • Living wage
  • Median income
  • Unemployment
  • Housing cost burden
  • Limited food access
  • Narcotics/vice crime
  • Non-fatal shooting rate
  • Perceptions of healthy food access
  • Perceptions of safety
  • Sense of community belonging
  • Vacancy rate
  • Violent crime rate
  • Adult obesity
  • Adult smoking
  • Behavioral health hospitalizations
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Child asthma hospitalizations
  • Health care satisfaction
  • Healthy eating: fruits & vegetables
  • Mammogram screening
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Received needed care
  • Self-assessed health status
  • Severe psychological distress
  • Teen birth rate