Government Goes Digital: Helping Citizens Improve Health Habits

Radiocasts | May 3, 2016 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: “Help me if you can, I’m feeling down… and I do appreciate you being ‘round…” [lyrics from “Help!”, The Beatles]

U.S. citizens are generally living longer and healthier – but not everyone everywhere.

Per the Washington Post’s analysis of CDC mortality data, Caucasian women’s death rates rose by as much as 40+% in the past 24 years, especially around small cities and rural areas.

Yes, we know that our personal behaviors and circumstances affect our health.

But can our governments’ new digital capabilities empower us to help ourselves?

The experts speak.

David Matusoff, MPH at State of Indiana: “You can have data without information, but you can’t have information without data.” (Daniel Keys Moran)

John Roach, KSM Consulting: “There’s something that happens with the collection of a large amount of data when it’s dumped into an Excel spreadsheet or put into a pie chart. You run the risk of completely missing what it’s about.” (Aaron Koblin)

Regina Kunkle, SAP: “When you know better, you do better.” (Maya Angelou)

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