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New Community Assessment Tool Enables for the First Time an In-Depth, County-by-County, Look at Impact of Opioid Epidemic Across Entire United States
Oct 4, 2018 - Press release from NORC at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the release of a new community assessment tool that allows users to access data on the opioid epidemic in counties across the county, see the epidemic's relation to demographic and socioeconomic factors, compare county-level data to the rest of the state and country, and track how data has changed over time.
Source: NORC at the University of Chicago
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New Data Provides a Deeper Understanding of Life Expectancy Gaps
Sep 10, 2018 - Blog post from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announcing a new interactive tool, compiled by the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimate Project (USALEEP), that allows users to access life expectancy estimates by census tract. Life expectancy can vary widely based on where people live due to a number of factors. By providing extremely local data, the hope is that this tool can shine a light on inequities and equip local leaders to address them. USALEEP is a joint effort of the RWJF, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Association for Public Health Information Systems (NAPHSIS).
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Blog
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