Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project (HCI)
The goal of HCI is to enhance public health by providing data, a standardized set of statistical measures, and tools that a broad array of sectors can use for planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of plans, projects, policy, and environmental changes on community health. The initial phase of the project (2012-2014) was a 2-year collaboration of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with funding by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), to create and disseminate indicators linked to the Healthy Communities Framework. This framework was developed by the SGC Health in All Policies Task Force with extensive public discussion and input from community stakeholders and public health organizations (read the Task Force report to the SGC).
Project Description Project Summary and Background (PDF, 61KB)
Core List of Indicators (10/17/2014) (PDF, 302KB)
Data and Indicators Now Available: Excel files with data for California, its counties, cities, towns, and census tracts (depending on availability) and narrative pdf files for each indicator.
Users' Tool Kit: creating maps, graphs, tables, and explanatory texts with the indicators' data files.
Technical Information: detailed information about the project, indicator production, and SAS code.
Please send your comments or questions to (HCIOHE@cdph.ca.gov).
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The first phase of the HCI (2012-2014) produced 21 indicators from the core list. We are starting a second phase and we are now vetting data sources and developing the methods to construct the remaining indicators, and to update the ones already produced. As we construct indicators, we would like to share the information we have gathered about each indicator – its significance to health, evidence that links the indicator to health outcomes, data sources, bibliographic references, the methods we used, and limitations that impact the interpretation of the indicator. We also will share examples of maps, charts, and tables from the data files we have created and posted below. We invite you to download the pdfs and Excel data files and use them to create maps, charts, and tables of your own community. Please give us your feedback so we can improve these data products. We will post data for additional indicators as they become available.
Healthy Communities Framework ‒ What is a Healthy Community?
►Meets Basic Needs of All
pdf xls ■■■■■ Food Affordability: average cost of a market basket of nutritious food items relative to income
pdf xls ■■■■■ Access to healthy foods: retail food environment index
pdf xls ■■■■■ Access to Parks: Percent of residents within ½ mile of a park, beach, or open space
pdf ■■■■■■■■■ Public Transit Access: Percent of population residing within ½ mile of a major transit stop
Bay Area* Southern California San Diego County Sacramento County Area
pdf ■■■■■■■■■ Severe and fatal road traffic injuries (rate per mile traveled) (rev.12/17/13)
Alameda-Nevada Counties, State, Regions Orange-Yuba Counties
pdf xls ■■■■■ Percent of residents mode of transportation to work (rev.12/12/13)
pdf xls ■■■■■ Miles per capita by car, public transit, and walk/bicycle
pdf xls ■■■■■ Percent of residents by time walking and bicycling (rev. 3/26/14)
pdf ■■■■■■■■■ Housing Cost Burden: Percent of households incurring housing cost burdens (rev. 7/30/14)
Alameda-Nevada Counties, State, Regions Orange-Sutter Counties Tehama-Yuba Counties
pdf xls ■■■■■ Household Crowding: Percent of household overcrowding and severe overcrowding