Wide health differences exist between neighborhoods, but health data is often not available at the local level. This makes it difficult for community organizations, health systems, government agencies, researchers, and others to identify and prioritize local improvement opportunities and/or target neighborhoods experiencing inequity.
“Although data by themselves cannot rectify health inequities, the absence of data demonstrating harm nevertheless is harmful itself.” ~ Nancy Krieger, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Our reports, tools, and resources are available to identify new or confirm existing opportunities for improvement, inform strategies, strengthen proposals to secure resources, build supportive partnerships, advocate for change, and support evaluation in Wisconsin neighborhoods.
Reports are available for most Wisconsin ZIP codes, covering 25+ health care outcome and quality measures. Reports can support communities, researchers, government agencies, and health care organizations in identifying or confirming local opportunities for improvement.
Additional Resources link to data and information that will promote a deeper understanding of the health of a neighborhood and provide necessary context to understand the root causes affecting health care quality and outcomes.
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Engaging communities can increase the speed of translating health and health equity research into practice. Effective engagement requires a shared understanding of neighborhood health care quality and outcomes. Creating this shared understanding can be challenging without timely and accurate local health data, or ways to provide the data that are directly applicable to improving community…