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Data Tools

AARP Livability Index
The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.

AllTransit is the largest source of transit connectivity, access, and frequency data in America. It offers tremendous potential for planning applications to increase our understanding of the value of transit, as well as to enhance service and operations planning.

Big Cities Health Inventory Data
The Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) is the sixth edition of a report initially developed by the Chicago Department of Public Health to present epidemiologic data specific to large cities. This edition is the first to be produced and issued by the Big Cities Health Coalition. Thanks to our partnership with Socrata, this health data has been made open and interactive to the public for the first time, allowing researchers, policymakers, and citizens unprecedented access to the health of America’s Big Cities.

Build Health Places Network: Measure Up
MeasureUp is a microsite of resources and tools to help you measure and describe your programs’ impact on families and communities and on factors related to health. MeasureUp provides examples, tools, and resources to help you make your case, without having to become an economist.

Capital for Healthy Families and Communities: Social Impact Calculator
The Social Impact Calculator is a new tool that allows you to put a dollar value on the benefits of things like an affordable home, a great school or access to transit—as well as calculate a rate of social return.

Georgia Tech – Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse: Data and Assessment
These dashboards and data systems provide the necessary data and analysis measures to support your ongoing work in the built environment and public health field.

US DOT: Transportation and Health Tool
The Transportation and Health Tool (THT) was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide easy access to data that practitioners can use to examine the health impacts of transportation systems. The tool provides data on a set of transportation and public health indicators for each U.S. state and metropolitan area that describe how the transportation environment affects safety, active transportation, air quality, and connectivity to destinations.

Active Living Research – Tools and Resources
Active Living Research offers a range of tools and resources to help practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates create more activity-friendly environments. We have measures to assess schools, parks, streets, and other neighborhood settings to see how well they support physical activity; research summaries on how policies and environments can influence physical activity in schools, parks and recreation facilities, and other neighborhood settings.

Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation (HAAND)
The Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation (HAAND) instrument assesses the extent to which the afterschool environment meets current physical activity and nutrition policies.

King County Healthy Vending Implementation Toolkit
This is a good example of a county that has adopted healthy vending guidelines and outlines the steps that were taken towards implementation. The reference list and appendices may also offer some useful information for you.

Well Workplace Checklist
The Well Workplace Checklist is an interactive assessment that will help you determine how your organization is doing with respect to developing a results-oriented worksite wellness program

CDC Worksite Wellness Scorecard
The purpose of this manual is to assist employers with using The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) to assess their health promotion programs, identify gaps, and prioritize high-impact strategies to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions.