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Shasta County ‘Story Maps’ Bring Data to Life

Published June 4, 2019
  • CommunityHealthData
  • HHSA
  • Health Equity
  • Diabetes
  • Outcomes Planning and Evaluations
  • Community Health Data


Does staring at lines and lines of data make your eyes weary? HHSA’s Outcomes, Planning and Evaluations Division is making statistics more accessible and visually engaging by publishing ‘Story Maps.’

Map nerds, research buffs and interested citizens can now go online to learn about health issues impacting Shasta County. These brief geographical tours cover a variety of topics and give people a base of knowledge for learning about health equity. They also make it easy to compare census tracts within Shasta County, as well as to examine differences between our area and other California cities and counties.

“Life Expectancy in Shasta County” is a map that gives an overview of health challenges in our area and is a good starting point for a deeper dive into more specific issues such as “Diabetes” or “Oral Health.” The maps include both a definition of the problem, as well as what actions are currently being taken to work toward a solution.

Another great feature of ‘Story Maps’ is that viewers can share the interactive experience with others on social media directly from their smartphone or desktop computer.

You can find HHSA’s ‘Story Maps’ and more at shastahhsa.net under “Community Health Data.” More health maps will become available in the future, so remember to “bookmark” the page.

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