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Children's Optimal Health Maps

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A Texas law requires public schools to record fitness data on every student. Through data-sharing agreements with the school districts, COH gathers metrics on BMI and cardiovascular fitness scores that are geo-tagged with social and economic information. COH converts de-identified person-level data to aggregate neighborhood-level maps that illuminate the conditions faced by families and children in the area, all while protecting personal information. Enhanced with other data sets, these maps tell a more complex story of the factors that influence health outcomes - from proximity to fast food restaurants to the stress of high neighborhood crime rates.

Datasets

Austin Police Department, Austin Department of Health, Austin Public Schools

Partners

National Neighborhood Indicators Project

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