StatisticsOur Community Profiles Dashboard is featured this month in the ESRI News, for State & Local Government newsletter as an example of the benefits from making health date more accessible.  I’ve blogged about our Dashboard, which is a leap forward for public health professionals, city planners, non-profit organizations, medical providers and anyone who needs public health data to improve their performance.

What makes the Dashboard revolutionary is the way you can access, sort, and analyze the information.  The Dashboard provides several options for looking at the state, county, or small community level data among the more than 100 Primary Care Areas in Arizona.

In addition to the news feature in ESRI, our Dashboard has received worldwide recognition this year.  The Geowise Company, which built our Dashboard using Instant Atlas (IA) Software analyzed dashboards from around the world to determine what works and what doesn’t in IA dashboard creation.  Based on this analysis, our Community Profiles Dashboard was voted number three in the world.  This will be featured in the next Instant Atlas Newsletter.

I encourage public health professionals, city planners, and medical providers to use the Community Profiles Dashboard to look at health indicators in their communities.  This information is vital in developing healthy communities and targeting resources where they’re needed most.  To help you learn how to use the Dashboard, we’ve created a four part online video tutorial.