Online Software Evaluates Health Issues In Nine Largest Cities Of NJ

May 15, 2018

Eric Smith

People living in 7 of the New Jersey’s 9 biggest cities are less healthy in comparison to those residing in the country’s biggest cities, with those in Camden and Newark faring the worst. This is shown by a new online tool.

Developed at NYU School of Medicine by the Department of Population Health, the City Health Dashboard offers information on 36 characteristics associated to health for the 500 biggest cities in the U.S. These include cities with populations of minimum 66,000. Rolled out this week, its objective is to offer helpful information that can inform health and local executives’ decisions. This will allow them to work and to deal with the biggest requirements faced by neighborhoods, cities, and ethnic & racial populations.

The dashboard comprises health issues such as opioid-overdose deaths and obesity as well as income inequality, housing affordability, and other social issues that can affect health. It pulls together information from various sources into a sole website where city residents and leaders can see gaps in opportunity and health. This gives consumers the capability of viewing many of its actions inside a community and as per the gender & race. The dashboard additionally allows consumers to evaluate cities and offer resources for policies & best practices for dealing with health issues.

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