About the Congressional District Health Dashboard
Where we live shouldn’t determine how long or how well we live. Everyone should have the same opportunity to live the healthiest life possible but, in many areas across the country, persistent and systemic barriers to health and opportunity exist.
Most data on health, the drivers of health, and health equity are organized at the county, state, or, more recently, city level. In contrast, data about the health of people living in congressional districts is difficult to find. That’s where the Congressional District Health Dashboard (the Dashboard) comes in. The Dashboard provides actionable measures of health and its drivers calculated at the congressional district level, showing users how their district is doing on health outcomes, social and economic factors, and more.
The Dashboard was created by our team in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, in partnership with and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and builds on our experience creating and managing the City Health Dashboard since 2018. The Congressional District Health Dashboard (CDHD) launched in January 2023 as a first-of-its-kind resource, offering trusted data on health and its drivers for all 435 (and Washington DC) U.S. congressional districts.
Our goal with the CDHD is to provide policymakers, advocates, and community members with an array of actionable and nonpartisan data at the congressional district level– such as life expectancy, diabetes rates, uninsurance, and children in poverty – to demonstrate strengths and challenges in their regions and drive positive change at the district, state and national level.
The Dashboard incorporates the 2022 re-drawn district boundaries based on the 2020 census, corresponding to the 118th Congressional session that started in January 2023. Data and site features will be updated regularly. To learn more about the site and its data, please check out our one-pager, FAQ and technical documentation.
We welcome feedback, questions, and examples of how you’re using the data (just email us - [email protected]). And be sure to subscribe for updates – we plan to add some great data and features!
Meet the Team
Jacqueline Betro, MPA, Senior Project Coordinator
Samantha Breslin, MPA, Senior Program Coordinator
Alex Chen, MPH, Data Analyst
Taylor Lampe, MPH, Senior Data Analyst
Yuruo Li, PhD, Senior Data Analyst
Isabel Nelson, MPH, Senior Data Analyst
Becky Ofrane, MPH, Co-Director, Program and Administration
Caleigh Paster, Program Coordinator
Ben Spoer, PhD, Co-Director, Metrics and Analytics
Jay Stadelman, MPH, Data Analyst
Anne Vierse, MS, Data Analyst
Noah Zazanis, MS, Data Analyst
Subu V. Subramanian, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health unites the fields of medicine and public health to improve the health of populations in New York City and around the globe and to educate students to become leaders in healthcare delivery, health policy, and public health. Partnering with colleagues across diverse public, private and community organizations, the Department conducts basic and applied research to enhance the quality and effectiveness of healthcare and to advance community-level initiatives to improve health and health equity. Trained in diverse disciplines, the Department's more than 130 core faculty and 400 dedicated staff specialize in research areas including: healthcare delivery science, health economics and policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, medical ethics, early childhood development, community health and health equity, decision science, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use prevention and treatment. Visit us at med.nyu.edu/pophealth.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. In partnership with others, we are working to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.
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This website was developed by Forum One, under the direction of the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. Forum One amplifies the impact of mission-driven organizations through transformational digital solutions. Forum One works with nonprofits, associations, foundations, think tanks, cultural institutions, and government agencies all over the world to understand their challenges and implement forward-looking, effective solutions that have an impact. Forum One was responsible for the creative and user experience design, data visualization, and technical development of the website.
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a mission-focused organization that helps policymakers work across party lines to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers across the entire political spectrum, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC ensures democracy can function on behalf of all Americans.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research and policy institute that advances federal and state policies to help build a nation where everyone — regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ZIP code, immigration status, or disability status — has the resources they need to thrive and share in the nation’s prosperity. We combine rigorous research and analysis, strategic communications, and effective advocacy to shape debates and affect policy, both nationally and in states. We work closely with a broad set of national, state, and community organizations to design and advance policies that promote economic justice; improve health; broaden opportunity in areas like housing, health care, employment, and education; and lower structural barriers for people of color and others in communities that continue to face systemic barriers to opportunity.