Research Methods Activity: Neighborhood-Level Health Disparities Data

Use one or more of the links below to complete the in-class assignment

Diversity Data identifies metropolitan area indicators of diversity, opportunity, quality of life and health for various racial and ethnic population groups.

PolicyMap uses GIS mapping technology to allow you to easily create and share interactive, custom maps, tables and reports to conduct analysis down to the ZIP code level. Enter the zip code(s) for your neighborhood to find health indicators data for your Urban Health Case Study. Note, you may have to sign-up for a free membership in order to access PolicyMap data. 

Fact Finder: Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America.

Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Click here for samples of DC health maps by ward

NeighborhoodInfo DC provides community-based organizations and residents in the District of Columbia with local data and analysis they can use to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Find data on population, housing, well-being, foreclosures and schools by ward.

The Chicago Health Atlas is a Web site for displaying aggregate health-related information on a map so that people can see the prevalence of specific health conditions in their area and find out how they can improve their health.