City Health Dashboard is a web-based data source that the original purpose was to provide city leaders with an array of regularly refreshed data to support health-related decision-making. In addition to many health-related measures, the Dashboard also provides neighborhood-specific data elements that could be useful for safety analyses and understanding the connection between health and transportation. These include health behaviors and outcomes (e.g. physical inactivity, binge drinking, obesity), physical environment (e.g. walkability, pollution), and social economic factors (e.g. high school education, unemployment). The database currently includes downloadable data for the 500 largest US cities.
- NYU Langone Health
This database is free of charge at the following link:
City Health Dashboard
The City Health Dashboard Brochure: This brochure provides a brief introduction to the City Health Dashboard and a list of the 36 key health metrics that users can access.
Tour the City Health Dashboard: This 5-minunte video provides a brief demonstration of the City Health Dashboard and its key features.
City Health Dashboard Launch Webinar: This recorded webinar provides both background information on the City Health Dashboard and more in-depth discussion of its key features and metrics.
City Health Dashboard Technical Document (part 1): This information guide provides the in-depth technical attributes of the City Health Dashboard. It provides details on data sources, variables, and formulas that were used to develop the Dashboard metrics. It also includes the rationales and explanations for analytic decisions.
City Health Dashboard Technical Document (part 2, State-based Education Data): This information guide provides the in-depth technical attributes of the state-based education metrics of the City Health Dashboard. It provides details on data sources, variables, and formulas that were used to develop the education metrics and the rationales for these analytic decisions.
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