NEW ONLINE DATA PORTAL INCLUDES HEALTHCARE MEASURES FOR GEORGIA COMMUNITIES
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is excited to partner with the Health Analytics Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology to provide a new, interactive web-based data portal to help rural communities in Georgia access healthcare measures that can inform interventions and policies to improve community health.
The measures are available as maps and as downloadable raw data.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation Evaluation Manager Samantha Tucker (center) joined Georgia Tech professors and web portal developers Julie Swann, PhD (far left) and Nicoleta Serban, PhD (right) for a webinar on January 23, 2017 that introduced the new data tool to communities interested in The Two Georgias Initiative. Click here to watch the webinar on demand at HealthTecdl.org.
The types of data and measures available through the data portal include:
- Healthcare Access: Travel Distance (Street-distance in miles) and Percent Covered (Percent of population not having access)
- Disease Prevalence: Estimates (including treated and not treated) and In-Treatment (including only treated)
- Medicaid Healthcare Utilization: Utilization Rate (percentage of population using care) and Exposure Rate (number of care visits per Medicaid member per year)
Most measures will be available at both the census tract and county levels. Census tracts are proxies of communities or neighborhoods.
GEORGIA COUNTY HEALTH DATA
In preparation for The Two Georgias Initiative Community Forums, the Foundation used County Health Rankings data to develop County Health Data Worksheets. These worksheets compare multiple data factors from one county to the state of Georgia.
If you do not see the county you are interested in after you download the Worksheets, please click here to download "How To Make a County Health Data Map."