Let’s Get Healthy California Indicators Dashboard & Website RFI

Healthy_CA_506x508Let’s Get Healthy California Indicators Dashboard and Website. A web portal intended for the general public to explore and interact with data from the Let’s Get Healthy California initiative.

Purpose of the RFI

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is releasing a Request for Information (RFI) to elicit the advice and best analysis of knowledgeable persons in the vendor community to provide recommended solutions for the Let’s Get Healthy California (LGHC) indicators website.

The purpose of this website is to serve as a focal point for public engagement and dissemination of LGHC information. Governor Jerry Brown created the LGHC Task Force in 2012 by Executive Order. The charge of the Task Force is “develop a 10 year plan for improving the health of Californians, controlling health care costs, promoting personal responsibility for individual health, and advancing health equity.” To this end the Task Force developed 6 primary goal areas and 39 indicators to measure progress towards these objectives.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) under the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) are seeking to develop a website that will display information pertaining to the 6 goals and 39 indicators of the LGHC. Users of the website should be able to download raw indicator data, manipulate geographical displays of indicator data, manipulate other visual/graphic displays of indicator data, and obtain other information pertinent to indicator status (e.g. videos and summary text).

Healthiest_State_506x541The LGHC indicators website is a new initiative for California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and CDPH. Currently CDPH is leading an “open data” initiative, which is a website hosted by Socrata where the public can access and download various data sets in a machine readable format (i.e. .xls, .xlsx, .csv, etc.). In addition to being able to download data, the site enables users to view “meta data” and view pre-made charts, graphs and maps for most data sets. At a basic level CDPH seeks to develop a website that will:

  1. Enable users to learn about LGHC Initiatives, goals and indicators.
  2. Provide video and other multi-media hosting.
  3. Enable users to download “raw data.”
  4. Enable users to manipulate (i.e. filter/sort by various geographic and demographic variables, including race, age, gender, etc.) visuals displays of data (e.g. charts, graphs).
  5. Enable users to manipulate (i.e. filter/sort by various geographic and demographic variables, including race, age, gender, etc.) geographical displays of data (e.g. GIS-like maps)
  6. Provide visibility into the progressive changes in the health focus areas of interest to incite positive changes in those populations and expose areas of opportunity.
  7. Provide an engaging, dynamic and interesting user experience, ideally surfacing LGHC as a focal or marketing interest in other sites, provoking innovative methods to break from traditional and over-burdened systems affecting the full lifecycle of our communities’ citizens and the environmental factors that contribute to their optimal health and care should it be needed.
  8. Have a Content Management Interface to allow data custodians/site administrators to update the data sets, edit summary text, and add new content and relevant links.
  9. Be active by November 2015.

CDPH has developed a visual concept for the LGHC website. The initial design is provided in appendix A. The four images presented represent three distinct pages that users will interface with when visiting the “Let’s Get Healthy California Indicators website.

The first image is a mock-landing page where visitors will be able to view a video explaining the purpose of LGHC and the website. There will also be text and visual information in a content carousel, explaining the 6 goals of LGHC. The second image is an example of what all six of the “goal cards” may look like, each with its own color scheme, icon, text and list of goal priorities/indicators. Clicking through to the goal pages (images 3 and 4) will allow the visitor to see a goal overview and a tabbed menu to allow users to view the detailed data for each of the indicators under that goal. Here is where the user will be able to interact with the charts, graphs and maps, download raw data, and see a list of resources for individuals interested in taking action.

Key action Dates

Event Date/Time
Release RFI January 21, 2015
Intent to Respond January 27, 2015
Last Day to Submit Questions February 2, 2015
RFI Response Due Date February 17, 2015

A link to the initial Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force Report. http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Documents/___Let%27s%20Get%20Healthy%20California%20Task%20Force%20Final%20Report.pdf

A brief summary of LGHC from The California Endowment 


Contact Information

RFI 2015-01 – Let’s Get Healthy California Indicators Dashboard and Website

by Dan Charobee, MBA

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