Policy Points

A BLOG FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE DATA, HEALTHCARE, AND POLICY AS WE DO


  • Welcome to Policy Points

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019

    By Zach Smith and Eden Blackwell

    Data, always key in the Center’s work, have been the cornerstone of successful public health interventions since John Snow saved the lives of hundreds in London’s 1854 cholera outbreak through the data-informed removal of the handle from a single water pump.  Incidences of cholera pin-pointed on a map led to a targeted intervention and policy that had broad, life-saving effect. In present day, big data ar... Read more