Dashboard Data Available for Download!

Jul. 17, 2018

Shauna Ford and Miriam Gofine

The City Health Dashboard’s data is available for download! This is the second release of our data, an update to the June 29, 2018 release.

No matter if you’re a data newbie or a total wonk - our information is free and easy to open with Excel or the data tool of your choice.

These data can help you conduct your own analyses on challenges and opportunities for improving your city’s health and well-being. With this downloadable data, you can zoom in on particular neighborhoods of interest within your city, create new maps and other data visualizations, compare your city to others across the country, and more.

To create this downloadable resource, we used the files that power the Dashboard, minorly re-formatted them so they’d be more user-friendly, and… posted them online. That’s it. Our information is now your information.

You can download folders that have our information for all of the 500 U.S. cities or 29,305 census tracts displayed on the Dashboard. If that sounds like too much of a good thing, we also make it easy to download our information for just the cities within one state.

In addition to the data, our metadata is helpful, and available, too. This metadata includes a codebook, which offers detailed information about our data files, a master file with geographic location names and FIPS Codes, and ZIP code information.

Please note that the data were first released on June 29, 2018. The downloadable data posted today newly include Vital Statistics metrics – specifically, data on teen births, breast cancer deaths, cardiovascular disease deaths, colorectal cancer deaths, low birthweight, opioid overdose deaths, premature deaths (all causes), and prenatal care.

With the Dashboard’s data available at your fingertips, the possibilities for driving change and improving health and well-being in your community are endless.

Download the data today and contact us on Twitter, Facebook, or by email to share how you are using the data, to ask us any questions, or to set-up a personalized training session to learn how our data can help you.

Explore More