We can address the link between fiscal and physical health in cities

Washington, D.C. David Eichenthal & Dr. Marc Gourevitch TheHill.com March 20, 2019 Community Health, Op-Eds and Research

There is a vicious circle where economic challenges drive physical health challenges, which have a direct impact on local economic competitiveness. This link between economic, fiscal and physical health is increasingly important to city leaders; a lack of data has been one barrier for cities wanting to take on these health issues.

This is changing with a new resource — the City Health Dashboard. Developed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in partnership with New York University and the National Resource Network, the Dashboard provides data on 37 measures of health and economic status for the 500 largest U.S. cities.