|Jun 29 - Jul 31, 2024|
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The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County (DOH-Charlotte) has launched an interactive dashboard for accessing health data. The Community Health Dashboard was designed by the DOH-Charlotte and mySidewalk.
The dashboard gives Charlotte residents insights into the social and economic drivers of health. At no time in recent history has attention to the root causes of health been so critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on public health; this comprehensive assessment takes the conversation beyond disease outcomes and explores the relationship between environments, behaviors, illness, and length of life.
The interactive dashboard gives the community access to health data indicators and allows residents to stay informed about what is happening in their county. The layout is user friendly and provides data in a way that makes it compelling. It’s not just numbers and statistics. It actually tells the story of how the numbers have a real effect on health.
Every resident should have the opportunity to make healthy choices. However, choices are often limited or expanded based on a variety of factors like where we live, where we work, and what resources we have access to. Having access to the data and understanding how the data impacts our residents' opportunity for health is critical.
DOH-Charlotte is hopeful residents & community organizations will take the time to browse the dashboard and find multiple ways to be able to utilize all mySidewalk has to offer.
Included in the dashboard are insights into the Community Health and Needs Assessment & Community Health Improvement Plan, Social Determinants of Health, Leading Causes of Death and Disease, Lifelong Health, Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse, Maternal & Child Health and Public Health Threats. The graphs and maps are available for public download, and the data is exportable in multiple formats. sections will be added for Environmental Health & Built Environment, Child Abuse & Neglect, Aging, and Physical Wellness.