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