Communicable Disease & Epidemiology

Data & Reports

Data Requests

You may request data from the Kent County Health Department Division of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology by completing a Data Request Form and sending it by mail or fax to:

Kent County Health Department
CD/Epidemiology Unit - Data Request
700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Fax: (616) 632-7085

Weekly Communicable Disease Summary

Annual Communicable Disease Summary

Monthly Communicable Disease Report

The Communicable Disease Report is a listing of new cases of reportable communicable diseases that have been reported to the Kent County Health Department during the previous month. Cumulative case totals to date, as well as median cumulative totals for the previous five years, are included in each report.


Kent County Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS)
In 2002, a sample of residents from Kent County was surveyed about various behaviors that put them at risk for poor health. The results of this survey are presented in this report. Leading health indicators are presented, accompanied by other focus area indicators.

Communicable Disease in Kent County, Part I: Gastrointestinal Diseases.
Part I of report on communicable disease control in Kent County; focuses on foodborne, waterborne, and gastrointestinal illness; overview of epidemiology and outbreak investigation. (14 pages)

Communicable Disease in Kent County, Part II: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.
Part II of report on communicable disease control in Kent County; focuses on childhood, adult, and international travel immunization; the effectiveness of vaccines; vaccine-preventable disease rates. (22 pages)

Communicable Disease in Kent County, Part III: Sexually Transmitted Disease, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.
Part III of report on communicable disease control in Kent County; examines STD prevalence by age, gender, race/ethnicity; sections on hepatitis and TB. (18 pages)

Additional Sources of Local, State, and National Data & Reports

Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University
CRI's mission is to assist nonprofit organizations in the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland Metropolitan area with the acquisition of information and technical skills that will help them to understand the evolving needs of the community, plan programs, solve problems, and measure outcomes.

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Statistics and Reports
Vital statistics, mortality, birth and death records, cancer, diabetes, communicable diseases and a variety of other health data are available from MDCH. Statewide data are available. Kent County specific data are also available for many topics.

Centers for Disease Control Data and Statistics
National and statewide data is available from the CDC on vital statistics, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, behavioral risk factors, and many other health topics.