California Healthy Places Index (HPI)
The Public Health Alliance has developed a composite index to identify cumulative health advantage in California. The purpose of the Healthy Places Index (HPI) is to prioritize public and private investments, resources and programs. HPI includes diverse non-medical economic, social, political and environmental factors that influence physical and cognitive function, behavior and disease. These factors are often called health determinants or social determinants of health and form the root causes of health advantage. Indicator data used for HPI comes from publicly available sources and is produced at a census tract level. HPI materials will be made freely available online for use by communities and public and private agencies.
We are currently updating HPI to incorporate newer data sources and a greater array of user functions. Stayed tuned, we should be live in 4-6 weeks.