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Health Indicators Warehouse Opens Government Data To The Public

Health Indicators Warehouse Opens Government Data To The Public
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The Department of Health and Human Services is providing data they hope will be used to create applications and services that promote better health.

Scott Mioduszewski
  • 18 february 2011


The United States Department of Health and Human Services Community Health Data Initiative has created a “data hub” called the Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW). LikeĀ Data.gov, HIW offers high quality data for public use in hopes to give citizens a better understanding of public health. The data is focused on health, and is culled from the Department of Health and Human Services and maintained by the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics.

The Indicators are organized by Topic, Geography or Initiative. This allows users to access data on county, state and national levels, or by topics such as demographics or health risk factors.

The Health Indicators Warehouse also provides its API for developers in hopes that they will create applications and services for citizens that can improve their health through the use of the data.

Organizations are already accessing the data to promote awareness. Health 2.0 has been hosting a series of Code-a-thons as part of their 2011 Developer Challenge. These 1-day developer challenges are meant for developers, designers, researchers and others to develop a working application at the end of the day using the data and API. Code-a-thons have been completed in San Francisco and Washington D.C., with one in Boston being held this Saturday, February 19th. Below is a video demonstration of an mobile application that was developed at the San Francisco event:

More information can be found at the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge website.

Health Indicators Warehouse

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