Visit www.HealthyATC.org to learn all about this new collaboration.
Healthy ATC is a collaboration of Travis County Health & Human Services & Veterans Services Department, City of Austin Health & Human Services Department, and Central Health to:
- Plan together
- Share public data
- Align goals & activities specific to priority health indicators and social determinants of health
The new web portal at www.healthyatc.org brings unbiased data, local resources and a wealth of information to one, accessible, user-friendly location. The intent is to give our community the tools we need to read and understand the public health indicators that affect the quality of our residents’ lives.
We face real health challenges
Although Travis County appears to be a very healthy community, we face real health challenges.
- Currently 647,650 adults in Travis County are overweight or obese, and 91,320 Travis County residents have diabetes.
- In 2013, 785 residents died due to a tobacco-related illness, tobacco use is the #1 leading cause of preventable death and disability in our community.
- On average every 35 hours someone is diagnosed with HIV. 1,000 Travis County residents are unaware they have HIV.
The web portal is a tool to help create policy solutions
The Healthy ATC web portal is a customizable website designed to display our community health status, highlight health disparities and showcase best practices and current evidenced-based research.
For the public: The website will serve to inform our community about our most pressing health issues and provide a platform for engagement and action.
For professionals: A data repository that can be used for tracking, planning, and informing policy.
The Healthy ATC web portal will provide information about health disparities that need to be addressed and where improvements can be made, showcase best practices and current evidence-based research, display community health status, and provide opportunities to join together in the work that will build greater health equity in our community.