Track 6 - Addressing the Social Determinates of Health Through Partnerships

Sharing Session - 30 Minutes

E11 - City Health Dashboard: An Innovative Data Tool for Building Healthy Communities

Wednesday, July 11
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Salon E

There has been a dearth of actionable data that clearly depicts local health needs and is framed to foster improvements. In the United States, public health data is routinely reported by counties and states, but reporting is inconsistent at the municipal level, hindering efforts to use data to strengthen cross-sector partnerships to improve health. To address this gap in city-level indicators of health and health determinants, a team at the New York University School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service developed the City Health Dashboard (www.cityhealthdashboard.com).
Built through an iterative process with city leaders and national partners, the Dashboard provides data at the city and neighborhood level on 26 actionable measures of health outcomes, health determinants, and health equity derived from publicly available national-level datasets or state/municipal administrative data. Feedback from four pilot cities (Flint MI, Providence RI, Waco TX, and Kansas City KS) has demonstrated the success of this tool in bringing together local public health department staff, county and city leaders, advocates, residents, and others to measure, understand, and take action to address the most pressing needs around health and social determinants in their communities. The CHDB is now being scaled to all 500 U.S. cities with populations of more than 70,000, for release in May 2018. The new site will include 10 new metrics, additional data visualization, and resources connecting data to action, greatly expanding its reach in engaging intersectoral partners in improving the health of local communities.

Keywords

Social Determinants of Health, Health Informatics/Health IT, Partnerships & Collaborations

Shoshanna Levine, DrPH

Program Director, City Health Dashboard
NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health

Shoshanna Levine is the Program Director for the City Health Dashboard initiative (www.cityhealthdashboard.com) in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine. In this role, she leads a team of population health and urban policy experts, epidemiologists, and data scientists to bring city- and neighborhood-level health and health determinant data to the 500 largest cities across the U.S. Previously, as an Evaluation Consultant for the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund, she worked on building the health, social, environmental, and economic case for community development in 9 historically under-resourced Boston-area neighborhoods. As Clinical Quality Improvement Program Manager at the Community Health Care Association of New York State, she provided technical assistance for systems change projects around cancer screening, childhood obesity, mental health, and other health issues to community health centers in underserved areas across New York State.

Shoshanna received her MPH in Health Promotion from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2012. She received her DrPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2018. Her doctoral studies focused on the intersection of health and social policy in cities, looking at how the City Health Dashboard has allowed local leaders in 4 cities to use data to improve the health of their communities.

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Shoshanna Levine, DrPH

Program Director, City Health Dashboard
NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health

Shoshanna Levine is the Program Director for the City Health Dashboard initiative (www.cityhealthdashboard.com) in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine. In this role, she leads a team of population health and urban policy experts, epidemiologists, and data scientists to bring city- and neighborhood-level health and health determinant data to the 500 largest cities across the U.S. Previously, as an Evaluation Consultant for the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund, she worked on building the health, social, environmental, and economic case for community development in 9 historically under-resourced Boston-area neighborhoods. As Clinical Quality Improvement Program Manager at the Community Health Care Association of New York State, she provided technical assistance for systems change projects around cancer screening, childhood obesity, mental health, and other health issues to community health centers in underserved areas across New York State.

Shoshanna received her MPH in Health Promotion from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2012. She received her DrPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2018. Her doctoral studies focused on the intersection of health and social policy in cities, looking at how the City Health Dashboard has allowed local leaders in 4 cities to use data to improve the health of their communities.

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