City Health Dashboard Now Available! A new tool can help Philadelphia measure itself

 

The City Health Dashboard is now available.  According to its creators it is a useful tool for "empowering cities to create thriving communities."

This user friendly platform allows people to look at 36 measures of health, the factors that shape health, and drivers of health equity to guide local solutions for 500 U.S. cities.

A quick look at Philadelphia revealed these indicators of our health and well-being

  • Philadelphia had an income inequality score of -24.2, compared to an average of -7.9 across the Dashboard's 500 cities.
  • Philadelphia had 995.8 violent crimes per 100,000 population, compared to an average of 511.2 across the Dashboard's 500 cities.
  • 14.6% of Philadelphia's adults reported frequent mental distress, compared to an average of 12.6% across the Dashboard's 500 cities.

How can we use the City Dashboard to create a more trauma-informed and resilient Philadelphia?  Share your thoughts with us.

The Dashboard was created by NYU Langhorne Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

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