Community HealthView Update Brief #43: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

During the week of August 23rd, 2017, HealthLandscape updated Community HealthView with seven datasets from The Commonwealth Fund and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The first dataset, from The Commonwealth Fund, details the 2017 state health system performance rankings. The State Scorecard is an attempt by The Commonwealth Fund to cover a set of indicators that span all core dimensions of health system performance – including healthy lives, access, quality, efficiency and equity – in one comprehensive report. This assessment endeavors to spur public policymakers and private stakeholders to improve health system performance at the state level, and to offer a metric for evaluating state health system performance. Six datasets from BEA’s Regional Economic Accounts were uploaded for data years 2014-2015 and 2012-2015, depending on data gaps in Community HealthView. These data covered topics such as gross flow of earnings, non-farm income, personal income, and unemployment insurance compensation. The BEA regional economic accounts provide statistics about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for states and metropolitan areas and Personal Income for states, counties, metropolitan areas, micropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions and combined statistical areas, and BEA economic areas.

Dave Grolling
GIS Strategist, HealthLandscape

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