Brief Description
The California Wellness Foundation funded NHF to make HealthQuery’s web-based suite of tools for Los Angeles County available statewide. These tools include tables and maps that display county level (and SPA level in LA County) Vital Statistics (birth and death data), a Resource Locator (hospitals and clinics) and Population Demographics. NHF is collaborating with the State Department of Health Services Center for Health Statistics (CHS) and ESRI on this project. As a result of this collaboration, HealthQuery has influenced the State’s work by helping CHS develop and sustain a stronger commitment to making its data more available to local communities and has provided a foundation on which related CHS efforts can build. Once active, HealthQuery will be hosted by ESRI until responsibilities for VSQ (Vital Statistics Query) updates and Resource Locator verification processes will be taken over by the State.