Indiana officials announced they've kicked off the New Year with a new health website that's gone live and is online today.
Health-related data for Indiana and its counties is now available on the Internet via a website designed to help hospitals, local health departments, nonprofits and the public gain access to the most current data on more than 90 key indicators ranging from community health to public safety.
The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Hospital Association worked together in leading the project – and with the help of the Indiana Business Research Center, they have now published the website, which you can check out by clicking here.
In addition to data on health and public safety, the site also includes data on the economy, education and the environment. The website compares values for statewide and local indicators to state and national health goals, while also providing mapping features for viewing data at the county, township and school district levels.
According to information on the site, it was created to be a resource that's about "measuring and engaging people in the health of their communities", with a focus on leading indicators that are “deemed by experts to make the difference in a community's health and quality of life.”
The Marion County Health Department and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) assisted in developing the initial framework.