Public Health

Because you can amplify your impact with data

Metopio delivers on all of the CDC’s recommendations with a public health platform that removes risk and allows everyone to access curated data in a single, tested interface. You can expedite data requests, decrease friction in your workflow and empower your community partners to understand the health of communities and take action – all with minimal training.

We’ve done this with public health departments across the country. Chicago’s Health Atlas recently won a Smart 50 Award for Innovative Interactive Data Platform.  It’s revolutionary because now you can achieve one of the key pillars of CDC modernization with effective and equitable data sharing with your own atlas in weeks not months or years.

Dig into why Epidemiologists are using Metopio’s technology in their work. 

Watch the video to see Metopio in action.

“Part of our charge is to make sure that we can use data to share power for collective action and for collective purpose. Creating, sharing and being transparent about data provides an essential connection for education, discussion and capacity-building.”

Megan Cunningham
Managing Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Metopio empowers public health leaders to:

  • Meet CDC Data Modernization Initiative priorities for collaboration and data sharing
  • Build a foundation for trust and change in partnership with communities
  • Visualize and communicate with data and a library of curated advanced analytics
  • Be response ready for outbreaks without chasing datasets or navigating data siloes
  • Complete the Public Health Accreditation Board (process and meet regulatory requirements
  • Elevate grant applications with specific data to tell an effective story about need and impact

Metopio in Action for Public Health

Chicago Health Atlas fuels ‘aha’ and action: The data points in the Chicago Heath Atlas spoke to the lived experience of Lucy Flores, a community health leader in one of Chicago’s Health Equity Zones. Lucy has dedicated the past 20 years to developing and increasing access to resources in communities on the south and west side like the West Lawn neighborhood. She had been working with nonprofits and large FQHCs but she never had access to data like the Health Atlas until 2021.

Lucy Flores, Chicago Director, US Partners in Health

Lucy used the Health Atlas to find that just 5 minutes from where she lives, Pre-K enrollment is only 8% whereas the city-wide average is 56%. That is a staggering gap – and Lucy knew she could help. Putting this data into action, Lucy worked in collaboration with the medical director of pediatrics at Esperanza to identify tangible action they could take to address this gap like providing Chicago Public Schools enrollment information in their waiting room and signing families up for library cards.

Allen County Health Atlas meets need for CHIP and much more: Working in partnership is key to being effective in a smaller, rural community.  Just ask Monica Harnish, MSPH, at Allen County Public Health  who helped to create the Allen County Health Atlas. She is completing her latest Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and has relied upon the data that she and her partners have curated for the Allen County Health Atlas to reduce the burden, especially as her team is short staffed during data crunch time.

“The benefit of this approach is that it allows all of our community to rally behind and be engaged in the progress that we’re making over these next few years. On chronic disease, mental health, and addiction, things around transportation, food insecurity, and housing,” explained Tyler Smith, Mercy Health Lima.

Activate Allen County has expanded their Health Atlas partnerships to include the Mental Health and Recovery Board, Regional Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce and City of Lima among others providing a valuable resource to align efforts and build a more healthy and resilient community.

Knowledge Center

How to Understand the Wealth-Health Gap in Your Community

Conducting an investigative analysis to understand the wealth-health gap in specific communities requires more than just basic income and health data. It is necessary to consider the various facets of wealth as well as the rates of serious illness and death in specific populations.

4 Questions with Shivonne Laird on Bon Secours Mercy Health’s New Community Health Data Hub

We recently spoke with Shivonne Laird, System Director of Community Health Impact at Bon Secours Mercy Health about the organization’s new Community Health Data Hub. The new public-facing website was designed to help community organizations, residents, and local governments to access data.

Data Modernization Survey Says…

We recently surveyed public health leaders at the NACCHO360 conference about data modernization to see where health departments are in their journey and what challenges are impeding their progress.