exploreMOhealth

Magnifying Community Health in Missouri

 

Where we live has a huge impact on our health. By examining targeted health data specific to a particular county or ZIP Code, we are able to identify issues and take action to help create and sustain a healthier Missouri.

exploreMOhealth was created in partnership between Missouri Foundation for Health and the MHA Health Institute, the not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Missouri Hospital Association. By combining their resources they have created one of the most unique health-related datasets in the country. Data is the key to diagnosing and addressing some of our region’s most pressing health issues, and by making this information available to the public, both organizations are furthering their missions to improve health and the health care system.

 

ZIP Code-level Data

The Missouri ZIP Health Rankings Project is a collaboration between researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Hospital Industry Data Institute. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project provides a unique approach to measuring community health at the ZIP code level, using hospital discharge and census-based data applied to the County Health Rankings model of population health.  

exploreMOhealth is designed to help stakeholders assess the health of their communities. This tool allows visitors to explore hyperlocal health data to better understand the factors that can influence health outcomes. 

 

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