The City Health Dashboard: A New Resource for Population Health Improvement

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Shoshanna Levine, MPH, DrPH
Program Director
City Health Dashboard

Description:

Over two-thirds of the U.S. population lives in cities. There is currently a shift for city governments to work with multi-level stakeholders to use a population health approach to target social determinants of health and improve the overall quality and health of the population. Dr. Soshanna Levine discusses the importance of using data as a cross-sectional, collaborative health improvement approach. The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU partnered with national networks to create the City Health Dashboard to help cities understand, compare, and take action to improve the health of their municipalities. The tool uses data from federal, state, and local agencies to present 36 measures linked to the health status across five domains (health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, physical environment, health outcomes). The dashboard is a health improvement planning resource for 500 cities across the U.S. and will also provide evidence-based interventions and resources to city leadership, government, and stakeholders. Dr. Levine presents an overview of the dashboard and methods to engage local communities in data-driven health improvement activities.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of data in improving population health in urban areas
  2. Describe how data on health status and health determinants improve cross-sector collaboration and decision making around health
  3. Explain how the City Health Dashboard can be improved to be a more effective tool for health improvement

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A4, 1A6, 1A11, 1A12, 1B1, 1B4, 1B6, 1B11, 1B12, 1C1, 1C4, 1C6, 1C11, 1C12, 6A6, 6B7, 6C7

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