California HHS Open Data Portal Paves Way for State Health Data

Estella Geraghty, the deputy director for California’s Department of Public Health and the portal’s project leader, met with public officials on Aug 7 to announce the official launch of the site at health.data.ca.gov and to elaborate on next steps.

Geraghty said the initial sets of data tables will include birth profiles, popular baby names, poverty rates, and locations of vendors who accept vouchers from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)’s Women, Infants and Children program (WIC). It will also contain health-care facilities data, a mapped timeline of West Nile virus incidents and asthma statistics.

Though all initial data stems from the CDPH, eventually the portal will serve as a hub for open data from other California HHS departments.


California HHS Open Data Portal Paves Way for State Health Data