Data & Consulting Services

Ask about how we can help support your agency's data and consulting needs.
For more information on HCSEF's services, please contact Andrea Stephenson-Royster, or 561-844-4220.


HCSEF offers customized data, reports, research and analysis on health-related data.

HCSEF is the leading source for hospital, nursing home, and health-related data and data analysis in the

 service area. HCSEF's understanding of the extensive datasets helps organizations:

·         Plan for program or service expansion

·         Assess gaps in services

·         Evaluate market trends

·         Conduct comprehensive market analyses

·         Complete provider profiles

·         Guide overall planning efforts

Our products and services are customized data, reports, research and analysis on health-related data.  Specific reports will be developed according to the client's needs and could include:

·         Most frequent emergency room diagnoses for individuals in a given age group in a given year

·         The primary payor source for inpatient hospital visits for individuals of a certain race

 in a given year

·         The top ten most frequent emergency room diagnoses for individuals from a certain zip code over the past three years

·         The facility in the community that receives the greatest proportion of visits from individuals from a certain zip code

·         How the number of visits for a certain diagnosis code (ICD-9) has trended the past few years

To place an online request for a data proposal, please click here.




Strategic Planning and Direction

Our experienced health planning department provides strategic planning and direction to health and human services organizations helping them to achieve their strategic health planning and organizational goals.  We work in collaboration with county health departments, regional health planners and health professionals, primary care providers and others.

 Our strategic planning is multi-faceted and encompasses:

·         Identifying and planning in collaboration with public health institutions, health providers, community -based organizations, private, public and voluntary entities that contribute to the delivery of public health services to bring about systemic change.

·          Compiling and producing reliable, up-to-date, easy to understand community data on health-status and health utilization, and translate data into health plans that promote health and disease prevention programs, community education and advocacy efforts, and

·         Convening forums and conferences to identify public health issues and to serve as a catalyst for change.


Program Development

A key element of HCSEF’s approach is the groundwork we lay in developing effective health promotion programs and program evaluation methods, including conducting a SWOT analysis to inform healthcare interventions. Our skilled subject matter experts employ rigorous methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform decision making. Our service offerings include survey development, project design, data collection, analysis and reporting among other quality improvement activities.


Community Health Needs Assessments

Health Needs Assessments are a systematic method of identifying unmet healthcare and human service needs of a population and may be used as the basis for designing and developing health promotion and disease prevention programs and for identifying possible interventions to meet those needs. HCSEF conducts quality community health needs assessments that help organizations and communities more effectively understand the need, demand and provision of health and healthcare services in the communities they serve.

Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach to health need assessments, HCSEF uses evidence-based models that are grounded in best practices, culturally sensitive and community-driven. Examples of these are The National Public Health Performance Standards Program, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), or Popular Empirical Assessment of Community Health (PEACH). Quantitative and qualitative rigorous methods are used to gather up-to-date primary and secondary data.

Data often includes demographic and socioeconomic community profiles, health status indicators and health resource and availability that may identify areas of concern and can point to opportunities for improvement; where systemic policy changes may have the greatest impact in communities. Community Health Needs Assessments (CHA) most often includes the following health planning and improvement activities:

·         Collecting data using primary and secondary reliable data sources

·         Designing and implementing surveys

·         Conducting key informant interviews and surveys

·         Conducting community focus groups

·         Conducting data analysis and preparing quarterly and/or final reports

·         Conducting quality improvement oversight

·         Presenting CHA results to stakeholders

·         Disseminating results to stakeholders and the community at large

For more information or to engage the HCSEF for a Needs Assessment or Community Health Improvement Plan project, please contact Andrea Stephenson-Royster, or 561-844-4220.


Training, Professional Development, and Seminar Planning

The Health Council of Southeast Florida offers a wide variety of educational seminars and training opportunities to health professionals, hospitals, not-for-profit community-based organizations.  Please contact Tiffany Parrish, or 561-844-4220 ext. 1500 for more information.


Program Evaluation

The Health Council of Southeast Florida, as mandated by the state, monitors and evaluates the adequacy, appropriateness, and effectiveness of local, state, federal and private funds distributed to meet the needs of the medically indigent and other underserved population groups. An integral part of any health initiative is a strong program design and the ability to assess and evaluate the performance outcome of the effort.

Our program evaluations often include process and outcome evaluations that assess whether or not the intended program has achieved its stated objectives, reached target populations, and determine the success of the program as a whole. Some examples of evaluation programs may be disease prevention and management programs, such as diabetes and asthma control; immunization or well-baby care programs for at-risk populations; or patient navigation programs. For more information about our Program Evaluation Services, please call or email us


Community Organizing

Community participation is an integral part of community health planning. The Health Council of Southeast Florida engages community health partners and key stakeholders to:


Bring attention to effective health promotion strategies with special focus on evidence-based best practices;

·         Identify evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies for improving health outcomes especially among racial/ethnic minority groups and low-income individuals,

·         Present innovative approaches to reducing health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities.

·         Understand how to apply chronic disease management programs to improve health behaviors and outcomes in individuals and populations, and

·          Identify strategies to facilitate future research towards improving short-and long-term health outcomes in urban and rural communities.