Because health data matters, we seek to provide community members and organizations with access to comprehensive data and tools to understand and share compelling, accurate descriptions of health in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Health Data Matters contributes to a robust health data ecosystem that enables individuals and organizations committed to health improvement in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to consistently utilize local evidence and create health data applications to enhance health equity and improve the lives of all residents. As such, Health Data Matters users will be able to:
- Find indicators of health and health determinants that have been recognized by expert and community consensus as being reliable and valid, for use in program planning, evaluation and grant-writing;
- Share or obtain detailed health, demographic, behavioral, environmental, community, social, and economic measures, shown at the neighborhood or census tract level when available;
- Identify and communicate community health needs, priorities, and improvement activities through data analysis and visualizations;
- Plan and evaluate community health improvement programs and outcomes; and
- Find links to high quality health data resources.
Since 2012, the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland has provided generous support to launch the Cleveland & Cuyahoga Health Resource. The George Gund Foundation provided additional support in 2014 to explore the addition of an open data portal to the initially envisioned health data dashboard. Case Western Reserve University’s Urban Health Initiative and the MPH program serve as the anchor institution for this effort, with guidance from a Steering Committee of members from over a dozen local organizations. We also appreciate input from community advisors convened by the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities at The MetroHealth System.
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