Health in LA County
Research indicates that social and economic conditions contribute to about 40% of community health and longevity issues, so with millions of visitors each year plus its 10 million residents, LA County labors under the Sysiphean task of increasing health equity among its shifting populations.
The Data Library ranges far and wide across the health data spectrum: from environmental health to dental care, from mental health to infectious diseases, from mortality to births and birthing. Yet despite the appearance that LA County has massive amounts of health data, much more data is missing. SCDC gathers the health data we do have so that we can begin to tackle and understand what we do not know about the health of LA County residents.
Learn more about the people working at the intersection of data and health in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Shana Charles | UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Michelle Faust | KPCC healthcare reporter
Paul Glickman | KPCC healthcare reporter
David Lazarus | LA Times reporter
Noam Levey | LA Times healthcare reporter
Dr. Dowell Myers | USC Sol Price School
Let’s Get Healthy CA | Public and private healthcare data featuring California-specific reports
PLACE Program | Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments
Los Angeles Times Hospital Safety Map + Grades | Interactive map that identifies and grades county hospitals.
Healthy Cities | Health equity index featuring interactive tools
Los Angeles Times Hospital Safety Map + Grades | Interactive map grading various county hospitals
California Health Interview Survey | The largest state health survey in the nation.
Partners In Information Access For the Public Health Workforce | Health data news from federal, state, county and city
Big Cities Health Coalition | Database comparing and contrasting basic health indicators between large metropolitan cities in the US
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care | Health data resource providing information from medicare spending to patient experience
Kids Data | Interactive database with datasets related to youth health care, generally up to 18 years of age
Children's Data Network | A data and research collaborative