What’s New in Civic Tech: Illinois Maps New Health Data

Government Technology: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has added maternal and child health data to its existing Illinois Public Health Community Map, the agency announced in a recent press release.

That map was first designed to disseminate information about access to health care throughout Illinois, while highlighting socioeconomic, geographic, and racial and ethnic disparities, the press release noted. The new data categories — maternal and child health — examine a range of factors, including low birth weight, breastfeeding, prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy, smoking during pregnancy, teen birth rate and more.

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