MI-HealthyCity Tool

What is the MI-HealthyCity Tool?

Based on the Urban HEART by the World Health Organization, the MI-HealthyCity Tool identifies health equity gaps at the census tract level within the 24 largest cities in Michigan. Accessible to researchers, policymakers, and community organizations, this tool is a dataset that will help local communities promote health equity across Michigan. Download the technical report below.

If you would like access to the dataset, please reach out to ideas-urbanhealth@umich.edu for more information.

MI-HealthyCity Tool Report


Check out the IDEAS-Urban Health Github to view the MI-HealthyCity Tool data represented spatially.

Upcoming Publications 

MI-HealthyCity Study: Social Determinants of Coronary Heart Disease and Depression

Description: Using MI-HEALTHYCITY data, we are analyzing the relationship between several social determinants of health and coronary heart disease and depression. We are using spatial regression analysis and geographic correlation. The social determinants of health measures that we are considering include health insurance coverage, doctor visits, green space, PM2.5 levels, transportation cost, vacant areas, homeownership, unemployment, income, child poverty, and high school graduates.

MI-HealthyCity Study: Housing Aspects and Self-Rated Mental Health

Description: Using MI-HEALTHYCITY data, we are studying the relationship between aspects of housing and self-rated mental health. The aspects of housing, included as predictors in the model, are affordability (measured by owner and renter cost-burden), quality (measured by solid fuel use and plumbing), neighborhood economic value (measured by vacant housing and housing value), and tenure.

MI-HealthyCity Study: Social Determinants of Gun Violence

Description: Using MI-HEALTHYCITY data, in partnership with researchers at IFIP, we are examining the relationship between aspects of urban health inequities and gun violence.