Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

By | 2018-08-15T14:59:39+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.   While much progress has been made since the signing of the ADA, challenges persist in the pursuit of full [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:12:21+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

When it comes to quality of life and lifespan, the argument gaining a lot of traction these days is that a person's zip code matters more than their genetic code.  This argument is bolstered by a growing body of research showing that Americans’ home address is a reliable predictor of their health and well-being.  [...]

By | 2018-07-21T15:00:40+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Equity Series, Public Health|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T20:41:06+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Having compiled, cleaned, and analyze data for over 52,000 homicides in 50 major cities in the U.S. going back to 2007, The Washington Post recently released an expansive report identifying patterns of justice and impunity, creating detailed maps of where murders go solved and unsolved.  Within many cities they found areas with high murder [...]

By | 2018-08-09T20:41:44+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Access Research Atlas provides food access estimates by census tract across a variety of indicators, including proximity to grocery stores, family income, and vehicle accessibility.  Estimates for the 2015 Atlas are based on a 2015 list of supermarkets, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2010-14 American [...]

By | 2018-07-09T18:23:52+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

How healthy are we?  This month’s Regional Snapshot explores recently released public health data for the metro area to help answer this question. Datasets analyzed include: County Health Rankings: A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation [...]

By | 2018-05-22T18:37:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia

Formerly called the Food Stamp Program (FSP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides dietary assistance to low-income individuals and families through the distribution of food purchasing vouchers (in the form of EBT cards since 2004) redeemable at authorized retailers in the United States.  The funding for SNAP is currently authorized through the Agricultural [...]

By | 2018-06-07T13:11:34+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia

Special Feature: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise in Metro Region

The next Regional Snapshot, coming out very soon, will examine Public Health in the Metro Region.  On that theme, this Special Feature post will focus on one of the more prominent public health issues facing the country and region at this time: the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.  As of the CDC's most recent [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:13:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Other Demographics, Public Health, Special Features|Comments Off on Special Feature: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise in Metro Region

Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs

This map shows average health care costs, by county, in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  Average health care costs include both health insurance and medical care costs. Areas shaded in dark blue (including Cherokee, Cobb, Fayette, Forsyth, and Fulton counties) represent average higher health care costs, ranging from nearly $6,000 to just under [...]

By | 2017-07-24T20:53:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs
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