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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Today, the Shelby County Health Department has launched a new data platform to make local health data and resources accessible to the general public, partner organizations, and community leaders.
The new Healthy Shelby platform: www.healthiershelby.com, provides national, state, and local data, in one user-friendly location. The site gives community members, stakeholders, and local government the tools they need to analyze public health indicators that affect Shelby County residents' quality of life and health. The platform provides data for various indicators; including access to health care, violence, opioid use disorder, infant mortality, infectious diseases and COVID-19. The data is continuously updated to assure accuracy.
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said, “It is important to provide everyone in Shelby County with the data and information they need to make healthy choices that result in better health outcomes. This new platform moves us closer to our goal to make Shelby County a healthier community.”
The purpose of the Healthy Shelby website is to strengthen and build healthier communities by helping organizations create effective collaborations that improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care for residents living in Shelby County.
The website allows community members, stakeholders, and government organizations to create custom dashboards, graphs, and charts to illustrate health outcomes and disparities. The site provides health indicators that compare Shelby County against state averages, county values, and target goals.
"The Healthy Shelby website will be a valuable resource for partnering organizations, particularly those that are required to complete Community Health Needs Assessments," said Dr. LaSonya Hall, Interim Director of the Shelby County Health Department. “We are pleased to provide this valuable data tool to our community. The Health Department’s goal is to use the platform to strengthen and build a healthier community for those who live, work, and play in Shelby County.”
To learn more about the data and tools now available to the public, please visit www.healthiershelby.com.