Chicago’s Health Database

A map from the Chicago Health Atlas, showing rates of adult diabetes by community area across the City of Chicago.

The Chicago Health Atlas is co-managed by the UIC School of Public Health

The Chicago Health Atlas is a publicly available database that fosters public participation in reviewing, exploring and comparing health-related data over time and across communities. In addition, the Chicago Health Atlas provides a place for residents to gauge progress of the implementation of Healthy Chicago, the citywide plan to improve health equity.

The goal is for citizens to use this data to both better understand health in Chicago and identify opportunities to improve health and well-being.

The Chicago Health Atlas is, by design, an evolving tool. Through new partnerships, improved data and continuous updates to the site, the Atlas will be better equipped to understand and improve Chicago's health.

Chicago Health Atlas

Project leaders

Chicago Department of Public Health

The logo of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

The Chicago Department of Public Health promotes and improves health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need. Their vision is a city of thriving communities where all residents are able to live healthy lives.

SPH's PHAME Center

A satellite image of the city of Chicago.  Overlaid on the image is a bar graph and a two line graphs.

The UIC School of Public Health’s Population Health Analytics, Metrics and Evaluation Center combines novel technology with academic expertise to democratize public health data by provide community level data analysis, evaluation, and visualization for community members, policy makers, researchers and students.

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute

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The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, founded in 1911, pursues “the investigation of the cause of disease and the prevention and relief of human suffering in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois.” Today this philanthropy is managed by a board of volunteers dedicated to carrying out this same philanthropic goal.

Metopio

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Grounded in the philosophy that communities are connected through places and people, Metopio’s software uses data and visualizations to reveal valuable, interconnected factors that influence health in different locations. Metopio’s tools are built so that anyone – regardless of their data science experience – can use data and analytics.