Thursday, February 25, 2010

California data for tracking healthy places

An innovative non-profit out of Los Angeles is releasing the next iteration of their Healthy Cities database and mapping program.  These new data will enable users to analyze a wealth of information across California, not just LA County as the previous web portal allows.  This is a major opportunity for comparative analyses and development of healthy city indicators, something this State and all metropolitan areas desperately need.
While the new system launches March 3rd, I had a chance to preview it at
 I searched the Iron Triangle neighborhood in Richmond, CA, using zip code 94801. I selected environmental facilities and health clinics, then added asthma rates to produce this map:

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