A person's community characteristics can impact their health. For example, parks can provide recreation for a community, which can improve health.
WTN has data on a wide range of community characteristics, including:
- Economic factors, such as poverty, unaffordable housing and income
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Neighborhood characteristics such as alcohol outlet density, limited access to food, voting rates, and park access
Why is community characteristic data important?
By viewing our maps and charts, you can compare communities for all the characteristics above. You can see, for example, which communities in our state have higher rates of poverty or higher alcohol densities.
View the Data
Social Determinants - Census Tract
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Places
Community guide to preventing excessive alcohol consumption
Healthy Spaces & Design Principles: Mixed Land Use
Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities into Assets
For information or questions related to Washington Tracking Network, email DOH.WTN@doh.wa.gov.
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