Newsletter: October 2023


PolicyMap Data Spotlights Racial Discrepancies in Maternal Health

Racial disparities significantly impact the well-being of expecting mothers nationwide. In every state, Black women have a higher rate of at least one pregnancy risk factor than white women. As part of a recent article on maternal health, the New York Times used C.D.C. Natality Data, sourced and analyzed by PolicyMap, to produce a startling graph.

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Social Determinants of Health Data Collection is Available Now!

Go beyond demographics with PolicyMap’s Collection of Social Determinants of Health Data. The collection includes all the non-medical factors influencing health and quality of life, supporting organizations as they work to improve outcomes, reduce inequalities, and optimize costs.

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Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels is a global public health nonprofit, addressing malnutrition in pregnant women and children by providing proven nutrition solutions to underserved communities. With PolicyMap, they developed a zip code scoring system to identify areas with the greatest lack of access to prenatal care.

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Updated Data

The CDC Natality data has been updated and expanded to include new maternal health indicators including delivery method, prenatal visits, and maternal health conditions.

The Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data from HRSA has been updated as of 2023.

CRA Eligibility and Tract Median Family Income % indicators from the FFIEC have been updated to 2023. These indicators can be found under both the Lending and Federal Guidelines menus.

BLS LAU monthly data has been updated on PolicyMap to include the month of August 2023.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and Twitter.

In case you missed it

Published Research
Explore scholarly works from students and researchers using PolicyMap.

Bridging the Divide: Policy Prospects for Addressing Regional Disparities in Affordable Housing Funding Under the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, published in The Harvard University ProQuest Dissertations.


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Upcoming Events

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Charleston Vendor Showcase [Sold Out]
November 7, 2023
Charleston, SC

PolicyMap is excited to join Charleston Hub for the Charleston Vendor Showcase! Stop by Booth #25 to learn about new data, Curated Collections, and many platform enhancements.


American Publich Health Association
November 12 – 15, 2023
Atlanta, GA

Excited to share that PolicyMap is exhibiting at APHA 2023! Stop by our booth to learn how PolicyMap can help health and technology leaders improve outcomes, reduce inequalities, and optimize costs. Join us at APHA, register here.