The Center for Health Analytics, Research and Transformation at NJHA uses data, analytics and informatics to better understand our state’s most pressing health challenges. CHART’s goal is to provide information-based insights that engage groups statewide in collective action to improve the health of New Jerseyans.

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New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Communities: A Zip Code Analysis of Social Gaps and Their Impact on Health

NOVEMBER 2019 | Summary: Social determinants of health (SDH) have an impactful role in shaping health status. Factors such as housing, food, education, employment, income, insurance coverage and access to needed services are the building blocks to improved health status. Just one of those factors alone, such as high unemployment or low high school graduation rate, can impact a community’s health status. In areas where several social determinants intersect, the result can be lasting and profound health vulnerability for entire communities.

This study, conducted by the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Center for Health Analytics, Research & Transformation (CHART), takes a deep dive into where and how health status and health vulnerability is poor in New Jersey. CHART evaluated 20 clinical and socioeconomic measures to score and rank the health status and vulnerability of 537 zip codes in the state.

CHART - New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Communities zip code lookup