NYU launches online tool to understand communities’ health needs

Source: Modern Healthcare, Steven Ross Johnson, May 15, 2018

New York University School of Medicine researchers on Tuesday launched an online resource that city governments across the country can use to identify and help set policies for improving their communities’ health needs.

The City Health Dashboard will let users access demographic data from 500 of the largest U.S. cities and reports on 36 health measures such as air quality, housing, walkability, smoking and obesity, as well as level of access to clinical-care services.

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine’s population health department spent two years developing the tool after noticing that mayors across the country claimed a lack of health data on their residents prevented them from making health a higher priority in their agendas, according to Dr. Marc Gourevitch, department chair and the program’s principal architect.


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Source: Modern Healthcare, Steven Ross Johnson, May 15, 2018