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The project provides a comprehensive overview of opportunity and quality of life in the 362 largest US metro areas, with a special focus on racial and ethnic diversity. Data have been compiled to reflect indicators in education, health, housing opportunities, demographics and diversity, residential integration, crime, economic opportunities and the physical environment. With this rich and multi-layered database, visitors can generate scorecards by metro area or topic and make thoughtful and data-driven comparisons and recommendations for policy action and social change.

Urban inequality and health inequality have driven the project’s focus on metro areas as well as the various topic indicators it represents. Visitors to the website can search by specific metro areas to get a snapshot overview of various topics such as education, health, or housing opportunities. Similarly, they can investigate the regional differences across metropolitan areas by topic. Many of these topic indicators can also be broken down by race/ethnicity for a more in-depth analysis of diversity and racial/ethnic disparity in the US.

Health Data All-Star 2013 also generates Issue Briefs that highlight specific data analyses or trends.

The project is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

News: Named Health Data All-Star

 (May 31, 2013) ICYFP project has been named a Health Data All Star by the Health Data Consortium. The list was compiled in consultation with leading health researchers, government officials, entrepreneurs, advocates and others to identify the health data resources that matter most.

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