How do practitioners and researchers use data to solve community health issues? This will be the topic of our next Mapchats webinar.
November 2018 Newsletter
Treating the Whole Community: Addressing Social Drivers of Health
Health care providers and government agencies can benefit from knowing more about the communities they serve. They can address issues unique to low-income patients and other groups with specific needs, improving outcomes and lowering medical costs. Using a data-driven approach to public health, they can successfully implement targeted health interventions, while lowering costs.
Join us for our next Mapchats webinar to learn about how to use data to address health disparities. On December 12th at 2:00 PM EST, we’ll hear from two practitioners and researchers who will talk about ways that they’re using community level data to improve public health: Sarah Dixon from the Iowa Primary Care Association and Amy Carroll-Scott from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
A research report by the Urban Institute on using housing code enforcement to improve public health uses PolicyMap to look at rates of asthma, diabetes, and lack of health insurance coverage around Memphis.