There’s a saying: what gets measured gets done. But when it comes to measuring and improving health, it’s often hard to find rigorous data that show what’s happening at the neighborhood and city level. City Health Dashboard data on the nation’s 500 largest cities helps to close this data gap.
We all have a role to play to improve health and well-being in our communities. The City Health Dashboard helps communities take action and drive change to improve the health and well-being of everyone.
The City Health Dashboard encompasses data on health metrics in the 500 most populous cities in the U.S. You can compare Grand Rapids' data to the national average on a citywide level and at the census tract level (for many metrics). Exploring health in Grand Rapids is easy. You can view data on metrics related to:
- Social and economic factors
- Physical environment
- Health outcomes
- Health behavior
- Clinical care