wiki:TechSitesOfInterest

There are lots of great public health resources available. The list below is not a 100% comprehensive list as new sites are constantly being created. If you know of a new site or related resource please email/contact Lois or Garth and we'll make sure that it gets added. See related Public Health Data Websites.

Health Data Related Sites

  • Kids Count Data Center. Nice, easy navigation with fast queries. Produces maps, data table, and charts.
  • City Health Dashboard. Site presents some information that most other sites do not but is limited compared to what other sites present. The site has a nice clean simple layout. Because it is a subset of other sites, it is easily navigated. They display the source, def, how calculated on the page. The link to more contextual data is an improvement over what we've seen on other sites as it is presented well and provides more data than other sites. One feature other sites do not provide is their comparison where they provide a 2d scatter plot between 2 indicators with a regression line. The plot shows a helpful correlation r value and interpretation. Site cleanly provides demographics on the side. The overview report is close to the IBIS community report. The data export is a true Excel file.
  • County Health Rankings.org (has side by side map comparisons).
  • The Climate Explorer. I found the site a bit confusing, though. I assume “emissions” means carbon emissions? Does blue assume that… what? It really doesn’t describe what the two scenarios are. At least I couldn’t find it.
  • NACo COUNTY EXPLORER. Produces maps. Click on “County Explorer Interactive”/“Map an indicator”. Also try “County Profiles”.
  • National Institutes of Health. Has lots of sub sites (but not easy way back to the parent site) like Diabetes and Kidney.
  • National Cancer Institute (NIH sub site). seer.cancer.gov - look at intro page and how they do data discovery.
  • health.gov, Tips for site development.
  • HealthData.gov.
  • Healthy Communities Institute (health indicator system - commercial product).
  • America's Health Rankings. Custom reports and much more.
  • Health Indicators Warehouse. On June 30, 2016, the Health Indicators Warehouse and its API will no longer be updated. This site remain available in its current state until April 15, 2017.
  • SHADAC.org - The intro page - very clear and quick/easy to understand what you can do. What do you think about their approach e.g. how it's organized and how they navigate etc.? They use one of the script packages we investigated with the charts/maps displaying quickly etc. Paul said: Positives: Engaging. Draws in user. I got a map or graph really quickly. Features - Edit the chart. Get image. Get data. Change the indicator. Bar graph presents U.S. bar in different color from state bars. Negatives:I got lost quickly. Drew me in so well… Sometimes asked to select methods of navigation I didn’t understand (rate versus characteristics)
  • Health Status 2020
  • census.gov - check out QuickFacts with the new maps and dashboard for: Bernalillo County, NM. product using the IBIS-PH 2.3 map colors.
  • Health Grove. Interesting site that can link to that can provide a nice overview on health topics.
  • Kaiser State Health Facts.
  • Canada Census. Clean modern stats site.
  • Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia Maria likes the clean look of the expandable/collapsible menu on this page. The "Conditions We Treat" section with the "View all conditions+" thing at the bottom is nice. I especially like the fade in the last visible row since it helps the user to notice that there's more to the list.
  • OECD. Interesting stats site that launches right into it.
  • WHO SIS - Stats.
  • Wikipedia Indicator Example. Has small graphic that when clicked expands, related indicators, etc.

Related Tech / Commercial Sites

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