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Food on the Thanksgiving Table

Inflation, rising food prices and lingering COVID-19 impacts force families to make tough choices about what to put on the table this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Jumpstart Your Data Strategy Around Social Determinants of Health

Three ways health plans can jump-start their work to understand barriers that exist to achieving better health outcomes.

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How Leaders are Driving Economic Development and Advancing Equity in Communities Now

How city and county public health departments have met the challenges of recent years with innovation and adaptation.

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3 Reasons We’re Excited About the Future of Public Health

How city and county public health departments have met the challenges of recent years with innovation and adaptation.

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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?

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Creating A Prosperity Roadmap

Understanding the economic and demographic trends shaping where you live and work helps you design a resilient economic development investment or growth strategy.

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Empowering Communities through Health Equity Zones

The Healthy Chicago Equity Zones initiative was launched as part of Healthy Chicago 2025, the City’s community health improvement plan. 

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Education as a path to success for teen moms

For National Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, New Moms collaborated with Metopio to explore how investing in college degrees can tackle generational poverty.

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Metopio powers new Allen County Health Atlas

Health Atlas helps Ohio county to better understand communities.

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Black Maternal Health Week

April 11 – 17 is Black Maternal Health Week which focuses conversation about maternal care around Black mothers to hear their stories and call for improvements.

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Is transportation a barrier to good health?

Access to basic necessities including healthcare is based on location and mobility. See how to add transportation to your analysis.

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First look at pandemic impacts with 2016-2020 ACS data

New American Community Survey 2016-2020 5-year estimates provide first look at impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

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What can crime data really tell us?

Community safety impacts our health and mental well-being, but there is a limit on how much we can know. A […]

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Choose the right visualization to tell your story

Data is just a story told in numbers. Before you choose what visualization you want to use, get to know […]

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What to consider in the 2020 Census data

Nonresponse rates, new political maps and churning racial and ethnic identity Decennial Census data Every ten years since 1790, the […]

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Where are the jobs located?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a dataset called LODES – the “LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics” – which shows the […]

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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 […]

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How does oral health relate to chronic disease?

Learn how to layer your understanding of chronic diseases and prevention in communities A growing body of evidence has linked […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

But where is the data to understand the depth and impact of mental illness across America? Simply put it is […]

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Metopio technology supports new Chicago Health Atlas

New enhanced atlas offers improved data and analytics capabilities to understand communities. Today, Chicago community members, organizations, researchers, and the […]

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Impact of Air Pollution on Diverse Communities

How our communities are built has a lasting impact on community health. See how here. We are constantly updating Metopio’s […]

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COVID-19 Insight: The changing landscape of data

With vaccinations rolling out across the country, how do you contextualize the data? Carefully. The pandemic brought to light the […]

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COVID-19 Insight: Who benefits from a phased approach to vaccines?

Those who can get registered online for the limited doses, and quickly. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed across the […]

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New American Community Survey Data is Available

200 of the topics you use frequently now updated to 2019. That’s 4 million new data points covering 200 topics. […]

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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? […]

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COVID-19 Insight: Where is food insecurity increasing?

In places where workers have been hardest hit by the coronavirus. Understanding the secondary effects of COVID-19—from job loss to […]

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COVID-19 Insight: Working with imperfect and incomplete data

With so much at stake, what do we need to acknowledge with the COVID-19 data set? At Metopio, we are […]

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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 […]

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New CDC Data: Infectious Diseases

Over a dozen new infectious disease topics from 2000-2018 help you explore their correlation to COVID and more. Metopio recently […]

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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? […]

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COVID-19 Insight: Why rates matter

As the world comes to grips with a pandemic, how should we look at the data? COVID-19 data has a […]

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UIC School of Public Health’s Social Vulnerability Index

Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index as a baseline, the University of Illinois at Chicago […]

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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 […]

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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. Analyzing aggregate […]

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