Compare by Region: The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
Compare by Average: This gauge shows how the Orleans Parish value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the state (or all US counties) when being higher (or lower) is good or bad.
Compare by Average: This gauge shows how the Orleans Parish value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the state (or all US counties)when being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad
Compare by Time Period: This gauge shows whether the Orleans Parish value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or decrease since the last measurement. Target: This gauge shows whether or not the Orleans Parish value meets a specific target. The Orleans Parish value is represented by the left bar and the target value by the right bar.
Target: This gauge shows whether or not a specific target is met. A green check means the target is met and a red means the target is not met.

HNON Beta Site Terms of Use


  1. By accepting password access to the draft www.healthy.org website (in beta form), I affirm that I understand this website is a work in progress that remains under development and may have discrepancies in its intended functions that need to be fixed. I agree that I will not divulge the password to any other persons in any manner without the prior written permission of LPHI.
  2. I further understand that all statistical data, mapping information and other content on this website are in draft form and may contain errors and gaps that may need revisions or deletions. Accordingly, I agree not to share, distribute, make reference to or otherwise apply the data or content on this website to any activity or use other than to provide feedback to LPHI and HNON partners.
  3. By accepting password access to this draft website, I agree to provide constructive feedback to LPHI to help improve its content, look, ease of use and overall appeal.
  4. I agree that any and all information about this website is embargoed for release to the media and the public at large until LPHI lifts this embargo.

About Us: Goals & Information

Background:
Healthy New Orleans Neighborhoods (HNON) is intended to be a vision, a community self-identity, a way of life and a set of supportive programs with an open access platform for community information access, planning, action and tracking.  HNON recognizes that the drivers of the health of people and neighborhoods cross all sectors of life and whole communities.  In fact, most of what impacts the health of the community are influences beyond health care itself, such as family income, quality education and a healthy neighborhood environment.

The overall mission of HNON is to bring engaged residents and leaders from all sectors (government, transportation, education, etc.) together in an ongoing way which facilitates mutual partnership, community health norming to advance policy, environmental change, infrastructure development and community capacity development.   In support of that mission, HNON intends to and is already providing, to a growing degree, a broad range of community data and implementation guidance, tools, technical assistance and other resources to New Orleans neighborhoods recovering from decades of community disparities so as to enable residents to build a sustainable community of healthy neighborhoods and a culture of health and equity.  

Guiding Principles:
  1. New Orleans has had the recent the opportunities to not only recover from disasters, but to make the systemic changes for improving social equity, population health and resiliency of the community on a strategic basis. 
  2. Healthy neighborhoods are those which address the broad determinants of health that impact health, independence and well-being. 
  3. Healthy neighborhoods are those where the residents have deliberate process and organization to stay aware of their status of health and well-being and to routinely prioritize evidence-based interventions to improve the status and implement the interventions in collective action. 
  4. A healthy community must align all of its assets: human, built environment, non-profit and faith-based, governmental and marketplace.  Thus, this healthy neighborhood plan must be in alignment with all other aspects of recovery and implementation. 
  5. The most impacting changes are those that change the social “structure” and systems through policy change, environmental change, social norming and development of community capacity for services. 

History: 
Neighborhoods Partnership Network, a non-profit in support of natural leaders and civic engagement; Concordia LLC, an urban planning and architectural firm and leader in the recovery planning; and LPHI initiated focused work on the HNON initiative in July of 2009. The partners benchmarked numerous national models, such as Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle and developed the scope of functions and content that will become the 1.0 version.  This work was underwritten by the Kresge Foundation and LPHI.   In addition, the partners have leveraged the project through the completion of Community Action Plans in two New Orleans Neighborhoods through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Web-based Platform for Data/Resource Democratization in Support of Civic Engagement:
Purpose:  To provide information at the neighborhood level, where possible, about the status of health and well-being of the community across health, social and environmental domains and about the drivers of that status, as well as to provide model practices and tools to robustly support neighborhood associations’ taking informed action and tracking changes in community status over time.

NOTE: The website is fundamentally a set of complimentary, interactive functions.  Its initial content is offered to launch the functions.  The fullest exchange of data and other content over time will expand and improve and would be best achieved through a community data/resource “commons” informed by community public and private partners from all sectors of the community.


Audiences:
The primary audiences are persons civically engaged in their respective neighborhood association and the governmental, non-profit and marketplace entities that do or could play a substantive role in support of neighborhood health and vitality.


Functions/Content:
  • Overview of the broad drivers of community health and the power of locally engaged people to make informed measurable changes to create healthy and resilient neighborhoods.  These changes relate to changes in their environment, public and organizational policies, personal and collective behaviors, resource allocations, and community capacity for services. 
  • Over 120 Data metrics across domains of health, social, economic, education, environmental, and transportation with benchmarks presented as values and “gauges” 
  • Mapping  of dozens of  data metrics for a community-wide “picture” of distribution of factors and point mapping of neighborhood components of a healthy or unhealthy neighborhood, such as locations of clinics, child day care, groceries, libraries, farmers markets, fast food outlets 
  • Local and national organizations that play a role in the community in support of specific healthy community activities, such as getting farmers markets or setting up obesity control program. 
  • Collaboration tool composed of ability, upon HNON program approval, to import any content into neighborhood page and ability to upload primary data or audio/visuals and to do project coordination. 
  • Topic center function allows user to find all content that relates to key topics 

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