The neighborhoods that Angenelos live in influence their health and wellbeing
The Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles is a data-informed analysis of health issues and outcomes in Los Angeles. The data in the Health Atlas highlights the geographic concentration of health disparities throughout Los Angeles, underscoring a key issue: the neighborhoods that Angelenos live in influence their health and wellbeing. The data will inform the goals and policies that should be prioritized in the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles. The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles website provides a user-friendly, interactive format for the public to view and interact with the health data.
The Health Atlas is organized into the following chapters:
- Cover, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, List of Acronyms, and Description of Community Plan Areas
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 2: Regional Context includes maps showing all the different geographic scales used in the Health Atlas.
- Chapter 3: Demographic and Social Characteristics examines information on age characteristics, racial and ethnic groups, and linguistic isolation.
- Chapter 4: Economic Conditions provides information about the location of economic hardship, income, poverty, and unemployment.
- Chapter 5: Education includes information about education attainment, academic performance, and free- and reduced-price lunches.
- Chapter 6: Health Conditions examines information on life expectancy, causes of death, obese and overweight populations, asthma and other respiratory diseases, birth weight, tobacco use, and access to health care.
- Chapter 7: Land Use assesses data and information on land use, block size and structure, parks and open space, and employment areas.
- Chapter 8: Transportation examines information on transportation demand, infrastructure, and safety.
- Chapter 9: Food Systems incorporates information about the location of healthy and unhealthy food sources, alcohol outlets, and food security program participants and vendors.
- Chapter 10: Crime describes the physical location of criminal activity within the City and the spatial concentration of specific types of violent crime.
- Chapter 11: Housing includes data and information on housing density, diversity, overcrowding, and cost.
- Chapter 12: Environmental Health assesses information on a number of exposures to pollution and the burdens that many communities face from different environmental pollutants.
- Chapter 13: Community Health and Equity Index combines demographic, socio-economic, health conditions, land use, transportation, food environment, crime, and pollution burden variables into a single index to compare health conditions across the City of Los Angeles.
The complete Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles (PDF size: 64 MB)