Friday Factday: County-level health metrics

The charts below show selected health metrics for each of the counties in the 20-county region, as well as 10-county and 20-county aggregations. Numbers are provided for the following: Percentage of population without health insurance (an average of years 2011-2015) The cause of discharges from hospitals by chronic disease type (rate is per 100,000 [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: County-level health metrics

Monday Mapday: Residents Age 18-64 with a Disability

Through the Neighborhood Nexus interactive Georgia State Senate map, you can find a variety of demographic and socioeconomic variables for senate districts. In Georgia, 19 percent of residents age 18-64 have a disability. The maps below show those numbers by Senate District throughout the state and provide a closer look at metro Atlanta. [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Residents Age 18-64 with a Disability

Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

This map shows the percentage of discharges for “treatable” illnesses by county for 2011-2013 from the Georgia Department of Public Health OASIS  system.  The "treatable" illnesses displayed in this map are officially know as Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs).  ACSCs are conditions that are chronic or acute, and include conditions that are potentially preventable through [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

Monday Mapday: Georgia House Districts + Health Insurance

With today being the start of Georgia's 2017 Legislative Session, let's take a quick look at one topic that is sure to be discussed- health insurance. In Georgia, 13.9% of people do not have health insurance coverage (U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2015 1-Year Estimates). This map shows the percentage of population that [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Georgia House Districts + Health Insurance

Monday Mapday: Kids Without Health Insurance

In metro Atlanta, 9.1% of people under 18 do not have health insurance (an average from 2010-2014 for the MSA, using U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data via Neighborhood Nexus). This map shows the areas in metro Atlanta that have the highest percentage of uninsured youth. The red areas have the highest rates, with [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Kids Without Health Insurance

Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone

This map shows neighborhoods in metro Atlanta where the mean travel time to work is between 30 - 45 minutes, and where 85% or more of commuters drive alone to work. Driving alone on a long commute is considered a health factor by County Health Rankings. "A 2012 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Public Health, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone

Transportation Tuesday: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing +Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index mapping tools, the images below show greenhouse gas emissions throughout metro Atlanta. The data use transportation and household factors to model annual greenhouse gas emissions per acre (left) and per household (right).  The emissions per acre map shows higher concentrations in the urban core and along [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Public Health, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Transportation Tuesday: Regional Bike/Ped Focus Areas

We recently featured the new ARC-approved Walk. Bike. Thrive! regional bicycle-pedestrian plan.  To develop a regional, data-driven framework, the plan includes strategies for prioritizing projects and guiding investments for walking and biking. To evaluate projects in a way that reflects ARC's policy goals, the prioritization tool identifies "regional focus areas" based on desired safety, mobility, economic development, and [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Public Health, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Regional Bike/Ped Focus Areas

Transportation Tuesday: Walk. Bike. Thrive!

Last week the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board approved Walk. Bike. Thrive!, the new regional bicycle-pedestrian plan. The plan introduces a framework for prioritizing regional bike/ped investments and provides tools for local jurisdictions to increase active transportation options. Walk. Bike. Thrive! envisions the completion of community-scale walking and bicycling networks, a regional-scale trail network, and first- and [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Public Health, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Walk. Bike. Thrive!

Monday Mapday: County-level disparities in life expectancy

This map from our feature on Life expectancy for low-income residents in metro Atlanta uses data from The Health Inequality Project study to show the difference in life expectancy between high- and low-income metro Atlanta residents by county. On average, for the 20-county region as a whole, a wealthier resident (top income quartile) will live 6.5 years longer than would [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: County-level disparities in life expectancy
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