This project will develop a suite of new indicator data assets to help improve health and social infrastructure planning in urban and regional Australia.
The Australian Urban Health Indicators (AusUrb-HI) is a collaboration between NCRIS facilities, AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network) and PHRN (Population Health Research Network), and researchers, that will develop a suite of new indicator data assets that improve the understanding of the health of Australian urban and regional populations.
This project will integrate PHRN Health Outcomes Data with AURIN Health Determinants Data, which includes demographic, socioeconomic, health service and environmental data.
The data will be de-indentified and integrated in the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) at the Sax Institute to deliver new insight by linking health outcomes and their determinants for improved health planning and decision making.
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
- Government agencies (state and commonwealth)
- Urban and regional planners
- Data analysts
What does this project enable?
This project enables improved health planning. The new indicators and metrics will provide invaluable insight to data-driven and evidence-based policy-making and planning in local, State and Commonwealth health and social infrastructure planning departments. This will lead to improved health outcomes such as more liveable neighbourhoods, improved health services, more targeted interventions, a reduction in preventable diseases and a reduction in the economic costs associated preventable diseases in Australia.
- Visit the Australian Urban Health Indicators site.