National Public Health Week: Healthy Communities

New York City Community Health Profiles capture the health of 59 community districts across the city. They contain over 50 measures of neighborhood health. These reports highlight the disparities among neighborhoods and can be used by policymakers, community groups, health professionals, researchers and residents to encourage community engagement and action.

Additional resources include Community Health Profiles 2018 Map Atlas and the Public Use Dataset.

National Public Health Week: April 1-5

National Public Health Week is here! Each day this week we will highlight a resource on a particular health topic. Here are the topics:

Monday, April 1: Healthy Communities
Tuesday, April 2: Violence Prevention
Wednesday, April 3: Rural Health
Thursday, April 4: Technology and Public Health
Friday, April 5: Climate Change

For more information on National Public Health Week, click here.

Open Data Week: March 2-9

March 2-9 is Open Data Week. There are a number of definitions of “open data” – one of which is: data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. A more detailed definition is available at the Open Data Handbook.

Here are just a few of the many open data resources available for health information:

New York City: https://opendata.cityofnewyork.us/data/
New York State: https://data.ny.gov/
Environmental Protection Agency: https://edg.epa.gov/metadata/catalog/main/home.page
United States Census: https://www.census.gov/about/policies/open-gov/open-data.html
Health Resources and Services Administration : https://healthdata.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html

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