PolicyMap for Community Health
Use PolicyMap as a single point of entry to evaluate trends, access benchmarks, and strategically target interventions designed to improve health outcomes. Have access to easy-to-use mapping tools for data on social determinants of health, health outcomes, housing and environmental conditions, and more.
By using exclusive data at the census tract and zip code geographic level, you can gain insights to specific neighborhoods that aren't possible with county-level data alone.
Understand social determinants of health
Improve health outcomes by understanding the socioeconomic conditions and other social determinants of health in the communities in which you work.
Locate partners and community assets
Identify existing community assets such as housing providers, schools, supermarkets, clinics, and others with whom to partner on your initiatives.
Leverage additional funding opportunities
Identify additional types of funding in your area such as Opportunity Zone or CRA Eligible census tracts.
Researchers and academics regularly rely on PolicyMap's data for their publications. Here are just a few:
- Process Evaluation of Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities: A Rural Community-Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program (Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior)
- PolicyMap: Mapping Social Determinants of Health (Medical Reference Services Quarterly)
- Recommendation of PolicyMap (Journal of the Medical Library Association)
See more here.
Data for Community Health
PolicyMap contains a wide array of community level health data, ranging from incidence of diseases and chronic conditions, to locations of health infrastructure, to key social determinants of health. Valuable data is available at the census tract and zip code level, for neighborhood-level insights.
Exclusively on PolicyMap:
PolicyMap's expert data team uses advanced small-area estimate methodology to generate data at the census tract and zip code level, which gives insights into specific neighborhoods that aren't available with county-level data available elsewhere.
Social determinants of health are an underlying factor affecting the sustained health of individuals served by Northwell Health. To address these neighborhood-level determinants, Northwell’s Community Health team sought a way to locate and quantify the effects of various determinants on patient health. Using accessible, curated data from PolicyMap, Northwell is developing end-to-end individual and community level social vulnerability risk indices to better inform both providers and patients to improve health in communities in their service area.
What You Can Do With PolicyMap
Make maps with your data and ours.
Visualize the impact of your organization or the needs of your community with our exclusive data.
Upload your own data.
Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data on top of PolicyMap's.
Download our data.
Use our data in your own research, mapping and presentation tools.
Gain insights with reports.
Instantly run community profiles for your community or a custom area.
Find areas with overlapping criteria.
Analyze your community with multi-layer maps for hot spots, or to identify gaps.
Community Health Solutions
Create maps of your community with our public edition data and mouse over the map to see values.
Create compelling maps of up to five layers with our exclusive data*, export trend charts with key benchmarks, download data, generate on-the-fly reports*, and upload your own data.
Seamlessly transform siloed data into centralized access across your organization via instant maps, trend charts, and summary stats.
Fill your data lake or power your own online applications with our instantly updated API and data feed.
Embed a public-facing interactive mapping tool on your own website with your data and our instantly updated indicators.
Consult with our data analysts to create compelling customized maps with your data and ours that are print-ready and shareable.