There’s a new tool that Michigan cities can use to better understand their health care needs.
The NYU School of Medicine has developed what they call the City Health Dashboard, which looks at 36 key measures and drivers of health.
Marc Gourevitch is the Dashboard’s principal architect. He says health problems like opioid abuse and obesity are tracked on the dashboard.
“Not only looking at health itself,” says Gourevitch, “but some of the things that cause health, like housing and transportation and air quality. So we try to bring all that together.”