Mercy Health is introducing a new resource that will be available to the community at no cost.
The newly available Mercy Health Community Health Data Hub can assist public health stakeholders, community organizations, neighborhood residents, and other cross industry partners access county level health data that can then be downloaded and analyzed for use in program expansion and reporting, public health education, mission advancement, or partnership development.
The Mercy Health Community Health Data Hub aggregates millions of publicly available data points across 50 key health and social topic areas. Available publicly online via computer or phone, the Hub is designed so that anyone can navigate it easily to explore, review and compare health and health-related data that spans time and across communities.
“Mercy Health has long used data to help develop strategies that will have the most impact on improving health and well-being in our communities,” said Jessica Henry, director, Community Health, Mercy Health – Toledo. “We hope this valuable resource will be helpful to others as they leverage data to tackle public health concerns facing our communities.”
The data hub allows users of all data literacy levels to:
• Access and use data to understand health conditions, health disparities, and health related social impacts in order to drive change throughout the community
• Utilize over 70 indicators that can be visualized in maps, charts, graphics and tables.
In removing barriers to accessing data, Mercy Health is committed to creating an environment of better understanding the health of our communities and together, identifying needed resources for systemic change.
“I am so excited that Mercy Health has created and is sharing its Community Health Data Hub. There is a definite need for this information, and it can sometimes be challenging knowing where to obtain all the various data needed for decision making or writing grants,” said Coleena Ali, Tenant Landlord Services manager, City of Toledo Division of Housing and Community Development. “It is quite generous of Mercy Health to share this.”
To access the Mercy Health Community Health Data Hub, visit https://bsm.metop.io/
Those interested in learning more about the Community Health Data Hub or how to use it are invited to an hour-long training webinar from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday. The training is open to everyone.
To join the Zoom training use the link: https://bsmh.zoom.us/j/93742893764?pwd=QzZhb0ZxbndNTzl1WUphQXAxc2NZZz09