Introducing Chicago Health Atlas: Chicago's Health Data at Your Fingertips

Courtesy of The Smart Chicago Collaborative & CDPH
Post date: 
November 9, 2017


The Chicago Health Atlas is a reimagined website developed by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Smart Chicago Collaborative to allow Chicago residents and public health stakeholders to easily search, analyze and download health data for the city of Chicago.

With data from more than 30 sources, users can explore the health outcomes, behaviors and characteristics of their neighborhoods and the entire city of Chicago. The Chicago Health Atlas includes street-level maps of resources (grocery stores, schools, clinics, housing services, etc.) for 55 community areas. Data contained in the Chicago Health Atlas can be downloaded and all charts, maps and tables can be printed for use in grant applications., community meetings, student presentations or Nobel prize speeches. Users can also track the progress being made under the citywide plan to promote health equity, Healthy Chicago 2.0.

With the updated Atlas, users are able to:

  • Explore data for more than 160 measures of health
  • View a profile of your community's health and compare to the city overall
  • Display graphs of health disparities and trends over time
  • Print and download data summaries
  • Map a wide variety of community resources across 55 community areas
  • Get data directly from the Atlas to create new apps, tools and visualizations through an open application programming interface (API). 

The Atlas includes information from the Health Chicago Survey, Illinois Department of Public Health vital statistics, cancer registry and hospital discharge data, Chicago Public Schools health records, CDPH health surveillance systems, Chicago Police Department crime data, Chicago Department of Transportation crash data, census data and resources from MAPSCorps.

The Health Atlas relaunch is generously supported by funds from the Ortho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute.