How Healthy is Your Congressional District?

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has published a new report taking a unique view of health by looking at congressional districts. 

According to the release from TFAH,  the resource called How Healthy is Your Congressional District?  “is a one-year (not longitudinal) snapshot of seven preventive health measures for each Congressional District and for each state and the District of Columbia.

It uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). TFAH is sharing this resource with decision-makers and constituents who want to know more about the health of their state. The data and maps provide an opportunity for policymakers and advocates to work together to create a culture of health.  The data were prepared and analyzed by Elena Ong of Ong & Associates.”

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