Project Background

The Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Interactive Data Visualization Tool was created to increase the collection, adoption, reach, and impact of standardized public health service delivery data to improve research and decision-making.

Our goal is to provide a tool for users to design their own visualizations, so they can ask and answer public health questions in a manner that meets their unique local needs, and identify areas for further investigation. This Visualization Tool allows users to explore data for their local health jurisdictions (LHJs) over time, and to compare their LHJ to other LHJs and to state trends in public health service delivery.

The Activities and Services Inventory data are collected and maintained by the Public Health Improvement Partnership at the Washington Department of Health. The Inventory contains public health data collected from Washington State’s 35 LHJs from 2008 to 2013.

Development of the Visualization Tool is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.