When it comes to your health, perhaps the greatest predictor of how long you will live and how much it will cost to keep you healthy is the place on the map where you live – the home, the neighborhood, the zip code. Understanding the conditions in our neighborhoods is essential to pursuing new ways to keep us healthy and cut medical costs.
To understand the non-medical factors, or social determinants of health, you need data. Data comes from a host of sources: national datasets (such as the Census and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), national and local analyses, and de-identified patient data.
How can state agencies and health providers use data on maps to improve community health outcomes and reduce costs? Download our whitepaper to learn.