About Local Health Data

Ozioma was developed by the Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) with funding from the National Cancer Institute.  The HCRL is an academic research center at Washington University in St. Louis.  We develop and test health communication programs to increase the reach and effectiveness of health information with the mission of eliminating health disparities. Our work has helped advance the science of health communication and led to the development of programs, products, and services now in use in real-world, non-research settings.

Our multidisciplinary development team includes representation from health communication, behavioral science, computer science, graphic design, journalism, and media communications.

New data added:
CDC BRFSS Asthma Call-back Survey 2006-2009
Federally Funded Health Centers
Federally Funded Dental Clinics

New 2012 County Health Rankings:

Where does your county rank?

Health Data Initiative (HDI) Fourm III: The Health Datapalooza

Sponsored by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Upcoming Events

April 19-22, 2012: Association of Healthcare Journalists

Exhibitor, Health Journalism 2012 Conference

March 27, 2012: WashU Brown School Data Session
12:15 - 1:00pm, Room G359

Feb 24, 2012: Missouri Health Data Summit
Panel "Show Me Research: Data Utilization in Our Region" Watch video

Recent Press Coverage

New Database aims to Boost Health Reporting
NABJ The Monitor
Health stories are being underreported, according to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis...Read more

Ozioma - That's Good News - From the NABJ Convention in Philadelphia
RWJF Human Capital Blog by Linda Wright Moore
Attending the 36th annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) last week in Philadelphia... Read more

Ozioma puts locally relavent health data in the hands of journalists

The name "Ozioma" is a Nigerian word for "good news" and it's a tool created for just that... Read more

Health 2.0 announces winners of online developer challenge
Health 2.0
Health 2.0 and the National Cancer Institute are proud to announce the two winners of the Enabling Community Use of Data for Cancer Prevention and Control Challenge... Read more