The City Health Dashboard, A New Web-Based Dashboard Is Designed to Help Local Governments

Aug. 27, 2018

Shoshanna Levine, NYU School of Medicine

PM Magazine

What is the smoking rate in Lafayette, Louisiana? Which neighborhoods have the highest rates of childhood poverty in St. Paul, Minnesota? How does Spokane, Washington’s walkability compare to that of other midsize cities in the Pacific Northwest?

Until recently, questions like these have been difficult for communities to answer, as most data on health factors and health drivers are available at the county or state level, not at the city level. This makes it difficult for local government managers, health departments, community leaders, and other important stakeholders to make decisions concerning policies and programs to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

That’s where the City Health Dashboard (the Dashboard) ( comes in.

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