Urban Design 4 Health Data and Tools

UD4H is a privately owned company dedicated to the research of the built environment and its impact on community health and physical activity. We are a team researchers, planners, and geospatial scientists that offer consultation, data, and forecasting tools to agencies and organizations that are striving to build healthier, diverse, and economically-vibrant states, regions, cities, and neighborhoods.

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National Public Health Assessment Model (NPHAM)

NPHAM estimates the prevalence of chronic disease at the US Census block group level based on American Community Survey (ACS) demographic data and estimates of the built and natural environment. NPHAM is used by regional and local planners to evaluate how changes in land use and transportation affect health outcomes.

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National Environmental Database (NED)

NED is a consistent and standardized set of built, natural and social environmental metrics at the US Census Block Group level. NED data can be used to assess how neighborhood context can support or hinder public health and how it interacts with other programmatic actions to support healthier lifestyles.

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