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Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Data & Infographics

In addition to reports and publications, Central Valley Health Policy Institute develops presentable materials reflecting data of all sorts across the Central Valley. Feel free to browse below and view the various infographics, posters, and other data presentations that the fantastic team with CVHPI have developed over the years. 

Climate Change

Climate change is a critical issue that disproportionately affects marginalized communities throughout the Central Valley. The region has experienced the consequences of global warming, including arid landscapes, longer droughts, reduced snowpack, and compromised air quality due to industrial activities and wildfires. Additionally, the occurrence of heavy rainfall within shorter periods increases the risk of flooding, creating a precarious environment for all residents.

The following infographics have been created by the staff at CVHPI to present information concerning climate change in the Central Valley.

COVID-19 Equity Project 

The COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) is a collaborative effort between various community-based organizations all over Fresno County. The goal of CEP is to ensure that Fresno County populations are provided with support to alleviate disparities perpetuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Below are the infographics CVHPI staff have developed to bring information to communities all across communities in Fresno County. Please click on the title below each thumbnail to access each infographic.

Unequal Neighborhoods: Fresno

The well known plagues of Fresno, such as low air quality, little green space, poor health, low education, and poverty, did not surface spontaneously. Decades of policies and neglect have created these conditions, but not for all. While some neighborhoods experienced neglect, other neighborhoods had opportunities created for them through forward-thinking vision and policies, furthering the gap between the poor and upper middle class in Fresno.

The concept of Unequal Neighborhoods is a framework that sees Fresno beyond one data point. Rather, Fresno is a sum of consequences of policies and exceptions to policies that shaped the city to have some neighborhoods sharing outcomes with some of the best places to live in California and others that are among the most dangerous, unhealthy, and polluted. 

Please click on the title below each thumbnail to access each full-length infographic. To learn more about the project, please visit the Unequal Neighborhoods webpage

Data by Year

Climate Change

San Joaquin Valley Climate Change Infographic


San Joaquin Valley and California have experienced a temperature rise of 3 degrees Fahrenheit from 1949 to 2014. This led to more extreme-heat events that may lead to permanent disability or death. 

Oral Health - Lessons Learned

Oral Health One-Pager: Lessons Learned from Evidence-Based Research to Strategic Communication
May 2018

Oral health discourse has gained strength in the media and advocacy space recently resulting in a multitude of messages. The Central Valley Health Policy Institute and the Latino Health Coalition (LCHC) partnered to analyze oral health access issues and collaboratively crafted a series of strategic messages. This one-pager “Lessons Learned from Evidence Based Research to Strategic Communication” lays out how this partnership was fostered and shares examples of communication pieces for four audiences: the public, advocates, providers and decision-makers.  

Obstacles to Food Access: "The Place"

Obstacles to Food Access in The Place
August 2017

In The Place, there are challenges to accessing healthy food options. Residents have difficulty securing affordable and nutritious foods for themselves and their families.

Health Disparities in "The Place"

Health Disparities in "The Place" 
August 2017

Our health is influenced by a combination of access to healthy options, genetics, and personal choices. 

Fresno Race/Ethnicity, Poverty and Health in Fresno’s Neighborhoods

Valley Health Snapshot: Fresno
Race/Ethnicity, Poverty and Health in Fresno’s Neighborhoods
Winter 2014

As the Central Valley’s largest city, Fresno is situated in the heart of California. Fresno is a regional hub for a thriving agricultural economy and other valuable industries. The city is powered by a diverse population, ranging from long-time residents to recent immigrants. Many waves of immigrants and refugees have settled in Fresno, bringing more than 100 spoken languages to the city.

While Fresno’s neighborhoods reflect this diversity, there are also dramatic socio-economic and health disparities across the city and surrounding communities. Depending on residential location, city residents face broad differences in living conditions and quality of life.