New Data Brief Published on Gun Deaths in Big Cities
The new data brief, using data for 2010-2021 shows that in the BCHC cities:
Lives lost to gun deaths rose 65% in the past twelve years, with huge increases during 2020-2021 (the height of the COVID-19 pandemic).
Gun violence disproportionately claimed the lives of Black people.
Cities with the highest increase over time had higher proportions of residents living in poverty, higher unemployment rates, and were more racially segregated than other cities.
View the infographic to see a summary of the findings here. View the data brief here.
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Webinar: A Guided Tour of Our Platform
The Big Cities Health Coalition and Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative held a webinar on Tuesday May 16, 2023. The webinar briefly oriented users to the types of data on the platform, how metrics were chosen, and demonstrated features of the platform. Click here for a recording of this event.
New Infographic on Drug Overdose Deaths
Our new infographic uses platform data from 2010 to 2021 and shows that in BCHC cities, lives lost to drug overdoses increased more than 3-fold in the past decade and that the largest increases were in the past two years. See our infographic here and our blog post advocating for the expansion of harm reduction programming here
New Video Demo on the "Inequities" and "Compare Cities" Sections
This silent 1 minute video introduces users to a few features on the "Inequities" section and "Compare Cities" section.
New Data for 2021 Now Available!!
The data platform was recently updated to include available data for all metrics spanning 2010–2021. Five new metrics were also added: Preterm Births, Colorectal Cancer Deaths, Prostate Cancer Deaths, COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adults, and COVID-19 Vaccination Among Seniors. Learn More
New Data Brief on Gun Deaths in Big Cities
Using data from our platform, this brief shows that over the past decade, there were nearly 60,000 gun deaths in Big Cities Health Coalition cities. In 2020 alone, across these cities there were approximately 19 gun deaths each day. Our data brief can be used to inform city health priorities and potential policy actions in reduce gun injuries and death. View the brief here
New Data Brief on Drug Overdose Deaths in Big Cities
Using data from our platform, this brief shows that drug overdose deaths in Big Cities Health Coalition cities nearly tripled between 2010 and 2020. By year 2020, approximately 40 fatal overdoses occurred every day in these cities. Our data brief can be used to inform city health priorities and potential policy actions that could reduce harms to health from drug use. View the brief here
New Data Brief Published on Obesity and City Environment
Using data from our platform, this brief shows that obesity rates vary substantially between Big Cities Health Coalition cities, with adult obesity ranging from 17% to 44% and teen obesity ranging from 8% to 22%. Compared to cities with the highest prevalence of obesity, cities with the lowest prevalence of obesity tended to have built environments that were more supportive of healthier eating and being physically active. This data brief can be used to inform city health priorities and potential policy actions related to obesity. View the brief here
New Infographic on Maternal and Child Health
In partnership with the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) has updated and redesigned the Coalition’s Big Cities Health Inventory data platform. A webinar was held on December 8th, 2021 where BCHC and UHC discussed new features, use cases for health departments and other public health professionals, and functionality. During the webinar, the team shared an infographic that looked at the platform’s metrics on maternal and child health in relation to CDC’s Healthy People 2030 goals. The infographic illustrates how users can use the platform’s data to assess progress relative to national benchmarks. Learn more