A New 'City Health Dashboard' for 500 U.S. Cities

The new City Health Dashboard might be the first time many communities have had access to a treasure trove of public health data at the click of a mouse button.
May 17, 2018, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Robin B. Schaz shares news of a new online "City Health Dashboard" that shares and illustrates public health data—both outcomes and drivers—for 500 U.S. cities.

"The City Health Dashboard, developed by NYU Langone Medical Center and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, features both city- and neighborhood-level data," according to Schaz. Metrics are broken into categories for Social and Economic factors, Physical Environment, Health Behaviors, Health Outcomes, and Clinical Care. In addition to city-level and Census tract data, the platform also includes information on demographic groups.

"The health dashboard originally launched in January as a pilot in Flint, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Providence, R.I.; and Waco, Texas, according to Schaz. "The tool has since expanded nationwide with a $3.4 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."

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Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Crain's New York Business
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