Appalachia Data Portal and Readmissions Explorer Launched
The Appalachia Data Portal was created as an online tool for exploring demographic, education, income, and health disparities for the 420 counties in the Appalachian region. The tool allows users to visualize economic, demographic, and other types of data using maps, graphs and trend charts. It provides multiple methods for exploring population indicator disparities throughout the Appalachian region, and is a helpful tool for identifying health disparities and bright spots within the region.
The Appalachia Readmissions Explorer is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to quickly compare readmissions for hospitals in the Appalachian Region. Hospitals are colored red, yellow, or green – based on whether hospitals have readmissions worse, no different, or better than the national average.