City Health Dashboard Provides New Innovative Features

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Just two years after launching, the City Health Dashboard is adding new features to dig deeper into neighborhood- and city-specific data to guide local solutions to local health issues.

Most data on urban areas focuses on the county, state, or national levels.

The City Health Dashboard , however, pulls together local data from multiple sources to provide cities with a one-stop, regularly refreshed data center to help identify local gaps in opportunity and support decision-making to address factors that shape health.

Now the Dashboard is adding new features and showcasing them at a webinar on June 5.

What’s New?

In June, the City Health Dashboard is giving cities additional data and new innovative features.

The new data allow local leaders to dig deeper into neighborhood- and city-specific information for 37 measures of health, the factors that shape health, and drivers of health equity, such as availability of parks, obesity rates and life expectancy rates for the 500 largest cities across the U.S.

These 500 U.S. cities – those with populations of about 66,000 or more – represent about one-third of the U.S. population.

“Equipped with these data, local leaders have a clearer picture of the challenges facing their communities and how to address them,” according to the Dashboard website.

What Can You Learn at the Webinar?

City Health Dashboard will host a webinar to explore the new data and features at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

The webinar will showcase the new features, how cities are driving change with the Dashboard, and revealing trends in life expectancy, residential segregation, and housing costs. These data are particularly interesting for U.S. Latinos, who face unaffordable housing, unreliable public transportation, and a lack of green space, according to a Salud America! research review.

Register for the webinar here!

Share this webinar with community leaders, city o­fficials, and advocates interested in creating healthier and more equitable communities.

“The City Health Dashboard helps us focus our efforts,” said Ellen Cynar of the Healthy Communities Office in Providence, Rhode Island, via the City Health Dashboard fact sheet. “It gives us a gut check on whether we’re headed in the right direction or whether we might need to change course. And it’s easy to use.”

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