Testing Chicago Health Atlas at Eire Health Center

Chicago Health Atlas

Overview

The Chicago Health Atlas a place where you can view citywide information about health trends and take action near you to improve your own health.

We display large amounts of data from sources like the City of Chicago and local hospitals so you can get big-picture views of health outcomes in Chicago.

If you are a health data provider and would like to take part in this project, please complete this form and we will contact you right away!

Chicago Health Atlas Homepage, June 2013 Launch

Here’s a look at a neighborhood page showing demographics and other info at a glance:

Chicago Health Atlas Neighborhood Party, June 2013 Launch

Partners

The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute is the primary funder of the Chicago Health Atlas project. Additional funds were made available from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project Public Computer Centers grant.

We work with the Chicago Department of Public Health and five local hospitals through Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension (CHITREC) to visualize statistics related to public health along with anonymized diagnoses, medications, and laboratory tests as provided by local healthcare institutions.

We contract with the team at Purple Binder to provide an API into their directory of thousands of health, social service, education, and other locations throughout the city. This is the source of all of the data displayed on our neighborhood resources pages (Archer Heights, for example).

Press

Media

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Direct media inquiries to Dan O’Neil, (773) 960-6045, doneil@cct.org. Here’s the site logo mark and full logo in png format. You can also download the logo mark in full logo in eps format.

Team

Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute Executive Director Jim Alexander Discusses the Issue Lead Poisoning and the Chicago Health Atlas Project
Jim Alexander is the Executive Director of the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute. His thinking about health information has been critical to the direction of this project.

Daniel X. O'Neil, Executive Director of the Smart Chicago Collaborative
Daniel X. O’Neil has worked on the strategy and technology development.

Kyla Williams, Program Officer, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Kyla Williams runs this project for the Smart Chicago Collaborative.

Patrice Coleman, Consultant/ Project Coordinator, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Patrice Coleman is Project Coordinator. Her primary role is to work with new data partners to get aggregate health data and point-level health care locations onto the Atlas.

Derek Eder, Consultant/ Technology Developer, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Derek Eder of Data Made is the technology lead for this project. He’s lead us through a number of mapping iterations and created the data model for handling this complex and varied health data.

Aaron Salmon, Consultant/ Designer, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Aaron Salmon of Auraworks is the design lead for this project.

Here’s all blog posts we’ve published about this project:

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