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. With funding by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), the HCI is a 2-year collaboration of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 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.
Project Description Project Summary and Background
Draft, Core List of Indicators (1/15/2013)
Data and Indicators Now Available
We are now vetting data sources and developing the methods to construct the 50+ indicators on the draft, core list (1/15/2013). 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. Please send your comments to Dr. Neil Maizlish (Neil.Maizlish@cdph.ca.gov).