Maternal and Child Mortality Rises in Texas

By: Ivanne Guevara Data Published on Tableau: https://public.tableau.com/views/MaternalandChildMortalityinTexas/Dashboard1 It is believed that as medicine advances, people live longer since doctors are able to prevent diseases and diagnose causes of death. Even though there have been many medical improvements in the past decade, mortality rates for mothers have actually increased in the past 10 years, according … Continue reading Maternal and Child Mortality Rises in Texas

Maternal Mortality and Postpartum Depression

By Katelyn Kenney It has come to light in recent years that Texas has a problem with women's healthcare, especially in regards to maternal mortality rates. The Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services, addressed the issue of usually high maternal mortality rates in their … Continue reading Maternal Mortality and Postpartum Depression

Data: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Report

by Ivanne Guevara https://dshs.texas.gov/.../legislative/2016Reports/M3TFBiennialReport2016-7-15.pdf Mortality rates have risen in the past 10 years despite medical improvements, according to the 2014 Maternal Mortality and Mobidity Task Force Report. The data in this report comes from the Department of State Health Services from September 2014, so it is a raw and reliable source. While 2014 is not … Continue reading Data: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force Report

Data: Medicaire Part D Opioid Prescription Mapping Tool

by Emily Burleson Data home page: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/Part-D-Prescriber.html Map: http://ccw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ff927984d4764a46ba63af104d1a091b The data I'm referencing in this blog post is downloaded to my computer in a CSV file, but a link to the bigger data sets and mapping tool is above. It's coming from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which provides health insurance to … Continue reading Data: Medicaire Part D Opioid Prescription Mapping Tool