HealthAround.me is an open source, web based, geo enabled health data mapping & visualization tool to aggregate disparate public health data from multiple sources. It was developed by Civic Ninjas to answer the question, “What do I know about the health around me?” Support for this proof of concept project was provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through their Prototype Fund. In December, 2013, we were one of nine proposals from the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge: Health that were invited to participate in Knight’s Prototype Fund to help make our vision a reality. The bulk of our work has focused on hyper local aggregation of data related to the social determinants of health (SDOH) using the HealthyPeople.gov model for SDOH.
Through this project we have identified significant amounts of data related to SDOH. We have aggregated a subset of this data based on the time and funding available. We are currently working to expand the project and available data as time and funding allows.
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