More than 80 percent of the United States population lives in urban areas. A key ingredient for thriving communities is healthy people, yet health outcomes and opportunities for health can vary widely depending on where you live. Even neighborhoods right next to each other can provide dramatically different opportunities for health and wellbeing.
Next City spoke with Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, chair of NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health, about the City Health Dashboard, a new online resource that enables the 500 largest U.S. cities to access community-level health, social, and economic data.
“We’re bringing together data, not just about health but about what drives health, in one place, so that coherent conversations can be had in setting priorities and thinking about what we can do to improve population health and health equity,” Dr. Gourevitch says.
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