Big Cities Health Inventory Data Platform 2.0 Release

A wealth of evidence supports the notion that effective public health practice depends on having reliable and current information regarding the health of the communities we serve as a Coalition. Last week, BCHC launched version 2.0 of our Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) - an online, open access data platform that allows the public health field, media, researchers, the public, and policymakers to look across more than 50 health and socio-demographic indicators from 28 cities – in total more than 17,000 data points. Below is more information from the member cities release webinar on the functions and outlay of the newly released inventory.

2016 Monthly Member Call Information and Materials



  • Executive Summary of Health and Income: The Impact of Changes to Boston's Living Wage Ordinance on the Health of Living Wage Worker.
  • Full Report of Health and Income: The Impact of Changes to Boston's Living Wage Ordinance on the Health of Living Wage Worker.







Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 500 Cities Project

Your city or jurisdiction is included in CDC’s 500 Cities Project ( This project is meant to give communities access to small area estimates for 27 chronic disease measures to support efforts to assess, identify and address critical issues impacting the public’s health. **THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE BIG CITIES HEALTH INVENTORY** If you have further questions, you can contact Chrissie and/or

Call for Nominations for Health Equity Programs

CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is seeking nominations of programs that seek to advance health equity and improve outcomes related to heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Selected programs will received evaluation-related feedback and technical assistance. Learn more and nominate your program by December 2, 2016:

CityHealth Policy Assessment Opportunity

CityHealth, a project of the de Beaumont Foundation, will be announcing 9 city-level policies that can significantly improve public health on December 6, 2016. You have the opportunity to review legal assessments of your city's policies and your score prior to the public release of city scores in February 2017. You should email Shelley to let her know if you WOULD like to be the point person to bring the CityHealth initiative to the leadership in your government. If she does hear back from you by October 21, she will reach out to the Chiefs-of-Staff equivalents in each city to be the point of contact.

Speaker Materials From NA16 BCHC Meeting

Zika Resources & Toolkit

Zika Communication Toolkit

Communication toolkit on the National Reporting of Pregnant Women with Zika

Zika Outbreak Resources


Foundational Public Health Services

Washington State



Public Health 3.0

Winter Meeting Resources

Big Cities Health Coalition Documents

Other Presentations

Additional Background Reading

Administrative Resources

  • BCHC will cover expenses related to the meeting, such as meals not provided by BCHC and transportation to and from the meeting (including air, rail, taxi, and parking). Please fill out the travel expense form and either fax or mail it to Vicky Bass at the address on the form no later than Tuesday, March 15. Receipts are only required for expenses over $25 and are not needed for per diem reimbursements. Note: for the most part, your hotel and air travel was directly billed to us so those expenses do not need to be included here. An exception to that rule applies if you added a hotel night or changed a flight due to cancelations.