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Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew. Oral health can often serve as an indicator for other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s also associated with risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and consuming sugary foods and beverages in excess. Years included: 2021 | Source: County Health Rankings
Vaccination is the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease. A vaccine is a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines train your body to create antibodies, just as it would if it were exposed to a disease, by introducing dead or weakened forms of a virus or bacteria. Immunization is the process through which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination and is often used interchangeably with vaccination. Years included: 2022, 2023 | Source: Indiana Department of Health
Preventative care is routine health care that includes screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling to prevent or manage illness, disease, or other health problems. Years included: 2020 | Source: County Health Rankings
Indiana Youth Institute Data Brief