The Health, Environment, and Livability Platform (HELP) provides valuable information on the relationships among health, demographics, and the built environment for communities in Fulton County. This site visualizes demographic, health, and built environment data simultaneously through maps, charts, and graphs. By having these three types of data in one dashboard, decision makers, advocates, and service providers can quickly see where to target policy and programmatic efforts.
Fulton County was awarded a Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 to measure, implement action, and evaluate key areas impacting health in order to prevent and reduce the burden of disease. To help address this burden, a partnership formed between the PICH Program and Georgia Institute of Technology's School of City and Regional Planning and Center for Geographic Information Systems to create a database of relevant statistics to assist with research and formation of strategies and policies. Georgia Department of Public Health provided valuable assistance in completing this project.
Increase the accessibility of health, built environment, and demographic data to assist in guiding policy and action in the areas that have the greatest need
Promote smoke-free policies in municipalities, parks, indoor places and multi-unit housing facilities
Increase the number of people with access to environments with healthy food or beverages
Increase the number of people with access to physical activity opportunities through developing Complete Streets policies and increase the number of policies requiring physical activity in schools and afterschool programs