The 500 Cities Project: Local data for better health


December 26, 2016
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CDC Foundation and CDC


The 500 Cities Project: The purpose of this project is to identify, analyze, and report city and census tract-level data, obtained using small area estimation methods, for a select number of chronic disease measures for the 500 largest American cities. Measures include unhealthy behaviors (e.g., current smoking), health outcomes (e.g., coronary heart disease, diabetes, etc.), and prevention (e.g., health insurance coverage, cholesterol screening, etc.).



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