Community Health Information Spurring New Apps

In June, the United States Department of Health and Human Services introduced a collection of community data sets at the National Academy of Sciences. The program, Community Health Initiative (CHDI), was very exciting news as vast amounts of government data became easily available through software interfaces so any developer can use it, and it’s free.

There has been many fascinating creations from GE, Bing, Healthways, and Google, enabling citizens to make better health decisions and providers to make data-driven policy.

Click here to see an article listing the new applications.

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Making community health information as useful as weather data

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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