Inaugural Edition: PolicyMap Health Matters

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Disconnected Youth: a Geographic View into the Youth Mental Health Crisis

The United States is currently facing a mental health crisis among its young people. In order to assist organizations and researchers in further exploring this concerning trend, PolicyMap has included indicators from the Census ACS related to Disconnected Youth. These indicators show the estimated percentage of individuals aged 16 to 19 who were not enrolled in school and were either unemployed or not in the labor force.

Improving Health Equity with Social Determinants of Health Data

We have streamlined the collection of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data through a comprehensive database of non-medical factors that impact health outcomes and risks. This collection is interoperable and standardized, and includes indicators for Life Expectancy and Mortality, Health and Healthcare Landscape, Infrastructure and Built Environment, Community and Social Context, Food and Nutrition, Education, Healthy Assets and Opportunities, Financial Stability, and Environmental Hazards.

How To Suggest Data You’re Not Seeing in PolicyMap

Introducing our new Data Suggestion Bar, designed to empower users to shape the future of data availability on our platform. Have data suggestions for information you would like to see? Share your ideas with the PolicyMap team!

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) is dedicated to improving the health of their communities and ensuring equitable, high-quality healthcare for all. PolicyMap enables the foundation to source and analyze neighborhood-level data, identify service gaps, and focus on areas with the most need.

Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels is a global public health nonprofit that addresses malnutrition in pregnant women and children by providing proven nutrition solutions to underserved communities. With PolicyMap, they developed a zip code scoring system to identify areas with the greatest lack of access to prenatal care.

Data from the ACS 2018-2022 is now available through our maps, charts, reports, and download feature. The ACS data covers a wide variety of demographic, economic, housing, education, and health data and can be found in almost every menu on PolicyMap.

Designated American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas from U.S. Census Bureau TIGER boundaries, available in PolicyMap as both a boundary overlay and indicator, have been updated to 2022.

Indicators on disadvantaged communities from the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) have been added to PolicyMap.

The National Park Service’s Historic Tax Credit Projects dataset has been updated to include Fiscal Year 2022.

We are dedicated to providing curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. Real-time updates can be found on our website and X (formerly known as Twitter).

Explore scholarly works from students and researchers using PolicyMap.

“Cultural context index: A geospatial measure of social determinants of health in the United States” published by the National Library of Medicine. 

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February 25-29, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

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