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The Interactive County-Level FAIR Health Data Web Tool for Librarians & Health Professionals Initiative

The Interactive County-Level Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) Health Data Web Tool for Librarians & Health Professionals Initiative will consist of 4 phases to establish and sustain an interactive web tool for librarians and local health professionals to access FAIR local community health assessment data. The purpose of this web tool is to provide librarians and local health professionals with a simple to operate and easy to understand user interface that utilizes raw county-level health data we have organized in our cloud-based database (Amazon Aurora). To help librarians and local health professionals better understand and utilize this data to help inform county-level health initiatives and resolve health disparities, our solution is to provide these individuals with a user-friendly interface that provides them with interactive data visualizations that generate summary statistics and health trends from county-level health assessment data. Phase 1 of this proposed project will be to develop an analytical plan and produce the analysis tables for import from the Amazon Aurora database in the data visualization platform, Tableau. Phase 2 will consist of updating the Amazon Aurora database schema and importing the analyzed data tables in Tableau. Phase 3 will consist of the refinement of the interactive tools embedded in Tableau and finalize web development items that allow us to easily integrate the user-friendly data visualization selection options and dashboards onto the Richland Public Health website. Finally, Phase 4 will provide webinars to Richland County as well as 12 rural North Central Ohio Counties in an effort to educate their local health professionals and librarians about the interactive web tool, how utilizing this resource can inform their local health programming efforts, and how they can help further contribute to the data that is collected and analyzed in the Interactive County-Level FAIR Health Data Web Tool for Librarians & Health Professionals Initiative.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Maternal Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Data resource or tool developer
Data scientist
Educator, K-12
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Project Lead:
Julie Chaya
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
Funding Amount: 
Funding Period:
May 1, 2019 to Apr 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress