Tools & Resources
Below are various tools and resources on small area analysis (SAA) you may find helpful.
The United States Census Bureau’s Center for Statistical Research and Methodology (CSRM) identifies potential research problems and applications of SAA.
The University of Kansas describes how a SAA can be used to uncover disparities across geographic areas.
The CDC Community Health Improvement (CHI) Navigator is a website for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations.
The CARES Engagement Network is an interactive destination for community leaders and decision-makers. The site features interactive maps, reports, and resources to serve all cities and counties across the United States.
AARP developed the Livability Index, a ground-breaking tool that uses more than 50 national data sources and 60 indicators spread across 7 categories to jump-start community conversations about livability and encourage action by consumers and policymakers alike.
Kaiser Permanente provides a resource that assists with facilitating community health needs assessments and fostering community collaboration. This resource is used to understand what is really driving health in communities and to prioritize those issues that require immediate attention.
HealthLandscape and the Community Vital Sign application suite is a mapping tool that provides service area and social determinants of health mapping and small area health estimates for the largest 500 cities in the United States.
The UDS Mapper is a required tool when applying for funding through the Health Center Program. It is built from ZIP Code level Health Center Program reporting data found within the UDS that are paired with other sources of population data.
HealthLandScape has developed a mapping tool specific to identifying high-risk areas for COVID-19.
This tool (from Rotary International) provides detailed descriptions, planning tips, and, in some cases, samples for several types of assessment.
This tool provided by Health People NY provides a framework for program planning.