August 20, 2019

Research Resources: New Online Tool Provides Community-Level Health and Environmental Data For Delaware

From the Delaware Public Media:

The state has launched a publicly accessible data tool to help Delawareans track health and environmental risks in their neighborhoods.

On the new My Healthy Community web tool, users can enter their address and find localized demographic, health and environmental data. This includes public and private drinking water results, air quality, asthma incidence and drug overdose deaths. In some cases, the data is available down to the census block group.

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From the Delaware Division of Public Health

Delaware residents are able to explore a variety of data indicators in the following categories: community characteristics, the environment, chronic disease, and mental health and substance use. Air quality data, asthma incidence data, public and private drinking water results, and drug overdose and death data are currently available. Over the next several months, additional categories and data indicators are expected to be added including community safety, maternal and child health, healthy lifestyles, health services utilization, infectious diseases, education, socioeconomic influencers, lead poisoning, suicide and homicide, and populations vulnerable to climate change.

Direct to My Healthy Community

Hat Tip: ResearchBuzz

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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