Interactive Visualization of Health Inequities in Bexar County
Community Information Now is 1 of 10 organizations awarded grants to spur local conversations around on the recently released national data set on geographic distributions of health disparities and life expectancy, the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP).
As a part of the Visualizing and Powering Health Lives funding opportunity, Community Information Now is creating an interactive visualization to highlight health inequities in Bexar County, Texas. The tool will pair tracts together that have similar characteristics, but vastly different life expectancies to raise awareness, answer questions, and build an emotional connection across neighborhoods. A launch event will bring together a diverse audience of community residents, stakeholders and the project’s partners to build capacity around using the data and to trigger action to close the life expectancy gap.