Tools & Dashboards

Interactive tools and applications that empower users to explore data and make decisions.

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Internal Tools
Mapping Spatial Social Polarization
Feb 2024
Explore the index of concentration at the extremes, a common measure of spatial social polarization. Filter by geographical scale, metric, and location and explore using an interactive map and chart. Filtered data is downloadable as CSV, shapefile, or GeoJSON.
Nov 2023
Interface for SALURBAL project data, metadata and products.
SALURBAL City Selection Scrolly
Nov 2023
Visual explainer (scrolly) for city selection process in SALURBAL project.
SALURBAL Cities Web Application
Sep 2023
This web app allows users to interactively explore SALURBAL L1ADs and L2s. It can be embedded in other applications.
Scrollytelling Template
May 2023
UHC branded template for scrollytelling in Svelte.js.
Philadelphia Neighborhoods for Public Health Research
May 2023
An overview of Philadelphia neighborhoods used by UHC and others for public health research as a StoryMap
FEED is a web-based tool that provides users with an annually updated directory on food environment data sources. FEED provides basic information such as access permissions, spatiotemporal details, and also annotates each source with strengths and limitations. Additionally, sources are mapped to food environment constructs and include example publications. By providing comprehensive information, FEED enables evidence-based decision-making regarding how the food environment is measured.
Nov, 2022
Heterogeneity in Disparities in Life Expectancy across US Metropolitan Areas
This article highlights key disparities in life expectancy in US MSAs. This app does two things: 1) translates the article figures into interactive visualizations, allowing more granular exploration of the article analysis, and 2) extends scope of the data visualized to include all US MSAs.
Nov, 2022
Big Cities Health Inventory
The Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) is the Big Cities Health Coalition’s open-access data platform. Today, more than 80% of the U.S. population live in metropolitan areas. There is a clear need for city-level data to understand and inform a city’s health and ensure that programs are equitable and responsive to a city’s health needs. The BCHI provides a baseline of health in urban communities, and time trends can be used to explore patterns in the data that may point to the effectiveness of policies and practices at work in Big Cities Health Coalition’s member jurisdictions.
Nov 2021
City-level impact of extreme temperatures and mortality in Latin America
This app translates figures and results from Kephart et al. (2022, Nature Medicine) into interactive visualizations, allowing more granular exploration of the article analysis.
June 2021
Interactive Blogs for BCHC COVID-19 Website
Javascript based interactive vizualizations can be included in basic HTML pages. This blog shows JS viz from the BCHC COVID-19 Dashboard in a blog post.
June 2021
COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities
Compare, and track inequities along three dimensions (1) across subgroups of individuals within cities; (2) across neighborhoods within cities, and (3) across cities.
Jan 2021
Developed by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative in collaboration with a team from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Fox Chase Cancer Center, this interactive data tool explores cancer, cancer screening and select cancer risk factors in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. The goal of this report is to allow residents to learn more about cancer risk factors and outcomes in their neighborhood.
Jan 2021
Life Expectancy and Mortality Profiles in Latin American Cities
This app provides extra information and data on the manuscript entitled Life expectancy and mortality in 363 cities of Latin America: the SALURBAL project
Jan 2021
Latin America Urban Areas included in the SALURBAL study
Jan 2021
The goal of this report is to identify and characterize disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, uses of cancer screening, and select cancer risk factors in Philadelphia between 2000-2018. The ultimate purpose is to use this information to motivate and support programs and policies aimed at reducing cancer risks and disparities.
Sep 2020
COVID-19 Vulnerability Indicators in Philadelphia
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drexel West Philly Promise Neighborhood team has built data dashboards to help to identify areas in Philadelphia that are at highest risk for COVID-19 and its longer-term impacts.
July 2020
May 2020
The online dashboard developed by the SALURBAL project allows visitors to plot trends of COVID-19 cases and deaths as well as to map these outcomes at various geographic levels: country, city, and sub-city in Latin American countries and compare the progress of the pandemic across countries.
Internal Data QC Report
Internal - Unreleased
Interactive documents and visualizations can be effective communication tools for more complex data issues. This examples uses JS tables and plots to highlight abnormalities in data during quality checking.
Health and Health-Related Resources in Newly Designated Federally Qualified Opportunity Zones: United States, 2012–2016
Interactive feature for a paper.
Feb 2020
Urban Landscape and Street Design Profiles
This tool examines how to quantify the contributions of city-level Built Environment (BE) factors to differences in levels of health and health inequalities within and between cities.
Dec 2019
Neighborhood Built Environment Features in Bogotá
As part of the BEPIDL study, this data tool provides histogram and spatial distribution of the neighborhood-level indicators for the built environment in Bogotá, Colombia.
Internal - Unreleased
Progress in Built Environment, Pedestrian Injuries and Deep Learning Study
Blog posts on data cleaning, visualization and analyses/modeling from the Built Environment, Pedestrian Injuries and Deep Learning Study. (Work in progress, aiming to make it more story-oriented.)
Internal - Unreleased
BCHC COVID Inequities Card
A example of serverless JS Applications. These don't require a server to run (cheap) and are easily deployable in many technology stacks (adaptable).
June 2021
Initial FAIR primer and FIP for the SALURBAL project.
Internal - Unreleased
Analytics Corner
Open source analytics blog to share knowledge and work,
Internal - Unreleased
BCHC Policy Analysis Tool
This goal of this app is to provide an accessible tool to examine how policy effects health outcomes. This is still being developed and currently is only displaying simulated data.

About Drexel UHC

The mission of the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health is to improve health in cities by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of urban health challenges and opportunities, and by identifying and promoting actions and policies that improve population health and reduce health inequities. Through three areas of emphasis, research and data, training, and community and policy engagement, the UHC works to advance knowledge, build capacity, and translate knowledge into community and policy actions to improve urban health in Philadelphia and in cities all over the world.