HealthLandscape was originally developed out of the need for better decision making in healthcare and community health practices – a recognition of the importance of “Data Driven Decision Making,” or making decisions – financial, practical, logistical – based on actual data and evidence, rather than “best guesses.” The premise behind HealthLandscape is that “if a picture is worth a thousand words… a map is worth a thousand pictures.” We use data and maps to help tell stories.
HealthLandscape has a variety of online mapping applications that serve as “do-it-yourself” hotspotting and data exploration tools, freely available for use and available at www.healthlandscape.org.
Detailed user guides are available in the mapping tool and we offer monthly webinars that provide the opportunity to learn more about the functions, data, and potential uses. Some of the tools available include:
In addition to the resources available online, we’ve provided a collection of downloadable maps covering a small selection of public health and socioeconomic concerns for counties or ZCTAs in Missouri and Illinois. These maps are among the most commonly requested subjects but only represent a fraction of the possibilities for data visualization and geographic analysis.
Women Ages 15-50 in Poverty with Birth in the Past 12 Months, Family Physicians and OB/GYNs
Women Ages 15-50 in Poverty with Birth in the Past 12 Months, Birth Centers and Hospitals
Social Deprivation Index
Percent of Population Not Employed
Percent of Population Low Income
Percent of Population with Less Than High School Education
Percent of Population Without Broadband Internet
Percent of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year
Percent of Adults with High Blood Pressure
Percent of Adults with Diabetes
Percent of Adults who Currently Smoke
Percent of Adults who are Obese
Percent of Adults who Delayed Care Due to Cost
Number of Drug Poisoning Deaths
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rate