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Webinar: Open Source Digital Data Platform Reveals the State of Public Health in America’s Largest Cities

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) will hold a webinar on November 16th to showcase the Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) Data Platform, and highlight new features.

WHAT: A webinar about the Big Cities Health Inventory Data Platform and Policy Pages
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1p.m. Eastern


The data platform is designed for the user to easily explore snapshots of a city’s health, compare data across indicators or jurisdictions, share visuals on social media, or download the full dataset for further analysis. This unique tool allows comparisons of key public health indicators across cities. Users can explore more than 17,000 data points, including more than 50 health and socio-demographic indicators and compare them across different cities.

The webinar will also feature new pages that show how some cities are addressing key public health issues with new policies and programs on the ground. These issue pages are a powerful resource with a selection succinct explanations of the latest policies and solutions, relevant data comparisons and real-life case studies from the biggest cities in the country, all in one place.

These issues include:

  • Obesity and Physical Activity
  • Opioids
  • Tobacco

The platform and issue pages includes data from Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth (Tarrant County), Houston, Kansas City (MO), Las Vegas (Clark County), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami (Miami-Dade County), Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland (Alameda County), Philadelphia, Phoenix (Maricopa County), Portland (Multnomah County), San Antonio, San Diego County, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Funding for this project in part comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through Cooperative Agreement 5U38OT000172-03.

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of their residents. Collectively, BCHC member jurisdictions directly impact more than 54 million people, or one in six Americans. The Big Cities Health Coalition is an independent project of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). For more information, please visit http://www.bigcitieshealth.org/.