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

Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2017 celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits discrimination, and guarantees that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to employment, transportation, telecommunications, commercial facilities, state and local government services, and public services and accommodations. This [...]

By | 2017-07-21T23:12:57+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

This map compares the most recent healthcare coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, showing the percentage of population with no health insurance coverage. The areas in blue are metros with the highest uninsured rates, where 11.7% - 31.0% of residents do not have health insurance. Source: [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:53:06+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

Monday Mapday: Change in Low Birthweight Births

This map shows the areas (by Census Tract) that have had the greatest increase in rates of low birthweight births (where the infant weights less than 2,500 grams or 5.5 pounds), a key indicator of maternal and infant health. The data measures the change in birth rates from 2000-2004 (an average for the 5 year [...]

By | 2017-06-05T16:39:57+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Change in Low Birthweight Births

Friday Factday: Earth Day

April 22, 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, which began in 1970 as a national event to educate the public about the environment. In the spirit of Earth Day, this week's Friday Factday explores a selection of environmental statistics for metro Atlanta.

By | 2017-04-21T12:54:49+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Earth Day

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 | 2017-03-10T20:24:50+00:00 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 | 2017-03-06T19:32:20+00:00 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 | 2017-02-21T15:25:31+00:00 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 | 2017-01-09T18:41:47+00:00 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 | 2016-12-08T15:24:48+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Kids Without Health Insurance
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