The City Health Dashboard, an online resource for viewing and comparing data from multiple sources on health and factors that affect health in hundreds of U.S. cities, is inviting cities with populations under 50,000 to compete for the opportunity to be added to the dashboard.
The Put Us on the Map Challenge is open to U.S. municipalities, including cities, towns, townships, boroughs, and villages with populations of 3,000 to 50,000. Applicants must show how having access to local data would make a difference in their communities’ health. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Central Time. Up to 10 communities will be selected.
Currently, the dashboard includes eight Arkansas cities, all of which have populations over 50,000: Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Rogers, and Springdale.
For an example of how ACHI has used data from the City Health Dashboard to inform Arkansans about factors affecting their health, see our ZIP Code Risk project.