Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta counties generally are healthy, especially compared to the rest of the state. The metro area also sees some of the lowest rates for premature death, relative to the rest of the state. This is tempered by extreme disparities in life expectancy for residents living just a few miles [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:40:19-04:00April 26th, 2019|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Today, the first day of winter, is recognized annually as National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day.  Sponsored since 1990 by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, this day of recognition is intended to bring attention to the nation's homeless population and to encourage action for their [...]

By |2018-12-21T09:03:41-04:00December 21st, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day

Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:44:50-04:00December 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

Based on recently-released data from the U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), average life expectancy can be shown to vary greatly across relatively short distances in the U.S., with income, race/ethnicity, and education being the primary drivers of these differences.  Produced through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53-04:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region
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