Posted September 16th 2016

PolicyMap has a wealth of data that can be useful for a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) or other work in the public health realm.  This includes data concerning physical health, infant and maternal health, uninsured populations, various federal programs, and the location of health facilities such as hospitals and FQHCs.  In addition, the tool includes a broad array of data related to social determinants of health, such as demographics, income, healthy food access, the economy, housing, public transportation, etc.

PolicyMap also contains data from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) as well.  These indicators include alcohol consumption, cholesterol awareness, chronic health indicators, disability, healthcare access/coverage, health status, hypertension awareness, immunization, injury, overweight and obesity, physical activity, tobacco use, and fruit and vegetable consumption. This data is available down to the census tract level providing users with a granular look at the health of neighborhoods.

In addition to hosting such a breadth of data, a big part of what makes PolicyMap so powerful is the scope of what you can do with the data. Beyond just layering it on the map, it is easy to create your own custom regions, upload your own data, run analytics, and generate reports and tables.

PolicyMap Webinars of pertinence to Public Health Programs

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