Yeah, yeah, I like data. I like to tabulate it, summarize it, run regressions with it, map it, and interpret it. But why should I have all the fun? Surely some of you who read this are just as warped as I am. Who am I to deny you access to fun new data tools? So without further ado, here they are….
First, you can find out about all the data currently available as part of the government’s open access initiative. Specifically, I’m pointing you to the Community Health Data Initiative, with data sets available here.
If you want access to a site with loads of data analysis capabilities, there’s the relatively new AnalyzeThe.Us.
If you’re feeling more like visualizing your data, why not try Google Maps? Take a look at what they’re doing with health data here.
And, if you want a little help analyzing data in your community, why don’t you see what I can do for you here.