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 | 2018-05-14T16:30:37+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

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
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