The MATTER Health Podcast

Numbers Don’t Lie: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Equity

March 04, 2022 MATTER Season 2 Episode 1
The MATTER Health Podcast
Numbers Don’t Lie: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Equity
Show Notes

To close the gaps within health equity we must consciously design and develop technologies to be inclusive, and that begins with the data. You can’t fix what you can’t measure. Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine recently launched the Health Equity Tracker, a data visualization tool that displays the scale of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations across race, ethnicity, sex and age — from a whole-country view down to the county level — all with the goal of making their data accessible, digestible and beneficial to everyone.

Satcher Health Leadership Institute Chief of Staff Nelson Dunlap joined Millennial Beacon's Dr. Vietta Johnson to discuss the genesis of the Health Equity Tracker and explored these questions and more: How do you leverage data and research to advance innovation? How do you design technology to be inclusive? How can entrepreneurs leverage data to ensure their solutions aren’t repeating history and leaving behind groups that have been historically marginalized? How can innovators customize solutions to address gaps in access?

This program is supported by Pandora and SXM Media.