Overview and Data

During the fall semester, I wanted to capitalize on my interests in social policy by making some maps that show the distribution of health care resources in the state of Florida. This data is all publicly available through the Florida Department of Health’s CHARTS, or Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set. The state collects a wealth of information on health outcomes, and makes it all public available in the form of .csv files. First, I will walk you through how to locate data on the website and use it to make maps. The above link will take you to the homepage, which provides avenues to all sorts of publicly available Florida health data.