Amy R. Sheon, Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, speaks about Community Health and Public Health at the Cleveland Medical Hackathon. Transforming Public Health is one of the tracks at this year’s Cleveland Medical Hackathon.
Transforming Population Health
Across the Cleveland area’s municipalities, residents have a 17-year difference in life expectancy. Health care only explains about 20% of that difference. Hyperlocal data reveals enormous disparities in health, health care and the social determinants of health.
Challenge: How can we use data available at the census tract, municipality or zip code level to develop or evaluate interventions designed to improve health at the population level or to reduce health disparities? Can we use real time data to predict needs or to enable people to live long, healthy lives?