One of the most poignant parts of our recent conversation with Brenda Battle, System Vice President of Community Health Transformation, and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at University of Chicago Medicine was related to the impact of violence and how it showed up in their CHNA.Read More
Not One-Size Fits All: How Generational Differences Informed UChicago’s CHNA and CHIP
We squeezed a lot of great guidance into our 30-minute session with Brenda Battle, System Vice President of Community Health Transformation, and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at University of Chicago Medicine.Read More
3 Questions with Brenda Battle on Community Health Transformation at University of Chicago Medicine
As a national leader, we didn’t want you to miss Brenda’s insights on how UChicago Medicine views their role as an anchor institution and how that perspective translates into the real work of community health transformation.Read More
Movement on Data Standards to Better Measure Real Lives
At Metopio, we partner with our clients to think about what data is important to address the questions that are most pressing for them and offer insights on how they should think about getting answers to close the knowledge gap.Read More
Food on the Thanksgiving Table
As with many American holidays, Thanksgiving is typically celebrated by gathering family or friends and sharing in a meal. However, for some families this is a challenge.Read More
Jumpstart Your Data Strategy Around Social Determinants of Health
Health plans play a critical role in ensuring access to healthcare, delivering high-quality care and helping patients achieve optimal outcomes.Read More
How Leaders are Driving Economic Development and Advancing Equity in Communities Now
Building prosperous and resilient communities is not easy work to begin with. And it has become even more challenging given the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and transitions to remote work.Read More
3 Reasons We’re Excited About the Future of Public Health
This year’s National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Conference brought together professionals to reflect on the challenges and possibilities of the public health landscape.Read More
Data Don’ts to Keep You Out of Trouble
Does it feel like data is the road block to progress in your organization? Where is the data? What data are we waiting on? Do we have better data? These questions and frustrations are more than common.Read More
Creating A Prosperity Roadmap
Remember the first time you got the keys to a car? You could hit the open road and explore. At first it was liberating and exciting. But then you needed to figure out where to go and how to get there.Read More
Empowering Communities through Health Equity Zones
Data is in the Chicago Department of Public Health’s DNA. They collect, curate and share valuable data every day to drive deeper insights and empower creative strategies to close the racial life expectancy gap.Read More
Education as a path to success for teen moms
Can we tackle generational poverty by investing in college degree persistence and achievement for young moms? New Moms collaborated with Metopio to explore this question for National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month.Read More
Black Maternal Health Week
Bringing a new life into the world should be a safe and joyful experience for all. Can data help make that possible?Read More
Is transportation a barrier to good health?
Maybe you have an hour commute to work. The nearest grocery store is two neighborhoods away. Your chemotherapy appointments at the hospital are every day at 8 am next week across town.Read More
First look at pandemic impacts with 2016-2020 ACS data
When was the last time you had 213 topics from the American Community Survey (ACS) at your fingertips in three business days?Read More
What can crime data really tell us?
A safe neighborhood allows us to walk to school, exercise, visit with neighbors and simply get outside. These all impact our health and mental well-being.Read More
Choose the right visualization to tell your story
Before you choose what visualization you want to use, get to know your data better, the story behind it, and always keep your target audience in mind.Read More
What to consider in the 2020 Census data
Every ten years since 1790, the government has collected data as required by the Constitution. The very first one consisted of only six questions of 3.9 million people and was used to apportion seats in the House of Representatives.Read More
Where are the jobs located?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a dataset called LODES - the “LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics” - which shows the locations of jobs and workers in each of twenty main industry sectors across the country.Read More
Can we tackle health and economic disparities through literacy?
Yes. The benefits of being able to read and comprehend math impact health, well-being and the economy. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 130 million Americans struggle to read a basic sentence.Read More
How does oral health relate to chronic disease?
A growing body of evidence has linked oral health, particularly periodontal or gum disease, to several chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.Read More
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Simply put it is sparse, uneven and detached from typical physical indicators we use to measure health. There are many reasons for this, including the stigma that has long been attached to any suggestion of mental deficiency.Read More
Impact of Air Pollution on Diverse Communities
We are constantly updating Metopio’s curated data sets to offer opportunities to understand how the places and populations you care about are impacted. This analysis tackles air quality.Read More
COVID-19 Insight: The changing landscape of data
The pandemic brought to light the team of players necessary to make public health work. Unfortunately, the infrastructure to support that team is fractured – and data collection demonstrates this perfectly.Read More
COVID-19 Insight: Who benefits from a phased approach to vaccines?
The Biden Administration has set a goal of 100 million vaccines in the first 100 days. Individual states have set up programs to administer the vaccines, and each state’s program is different.Read More
New American Community Survey Data is Available
The American Community Survey (ACS) data just released for 2019 is now in Metopio. This means we now offer 15 years of ACS data on most of our curated ACS topics so you can see how things have changed over time.Read More
Is Housing Affordability a Health Barometer?
What happens if you have to work 95 hours a week at minimum wage to afford a place to live? Even before COVID-19, housing affordability was a challenge.Read More
COVID-19 Insight: Working with imperfect and incomplete data
After nearly eight months of regularly updating cases, case rates, testing rates, positive tests and case fatality rates, we wanted to assess where there are gaps and share how you should think about them.Read More
How does public transportation ridership relate to COVID-19 cases?
Many Chicagoans use public transportation to get them to and from work. Could increased time on buses and trains have predictive value?Read More
New CDC Data: Infectious Diseases
Over a dozen new infectious disease topics from 2000-2018 help you explore their correlation to COVID and more.Read More
Is your COVID-19 risk higher where air quality is bad?
Harvard University identified a connection between the COVID-19 death rate and air quality. What other respiratory factors should be considered?Read More
COVID-19 Insight: Why rates matter
COVID-19 data has a lot of noise. There are many variations on how the data is reported across jurisdictions with respect to the number of cases, deaths and tests.Read More
UIC School of Public Health’s Social Vulnerability Index
Using the CDC and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index as a baseline, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health dives deeper.Read More
UIC School of Public Health’s Risk Factor Score
Thoughtful data analysis to help understand COVID-19 health risk in Illinois communities development by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.Read More
Can we predict where the pandemic will spread next?
By automating data discovery, find similarities between places can help identify patterns that might not be readily apparent.Read More