Center for Population Health

Data can provide the basis for action at the local level

Center for Population Health

The Center’s regional perspective, state-of-the-art technological capabilities and unique ability to turn data into information for action make it an effective partner for organizations interested in strategic planning, project development, program evaluation and comparative analyses.

The Center provides timely assistance to communities and organizations in acquiring and interpreting data, designing strategies and capturing and using feedback quickly.

Decision Support

The Center translates data into information for effective decision-making. Using shared databases and applying a sophisticated understanding of statistics along with advanced data-processing technology. The Center helps organizations frame the right questions, identify, and gather the essential data needed to get answers and curate plans to facilitate an appropriate course of action.

Outcome Research

The Center is an objective source of project and program evaluation. Providing dynamic measures and fast feedback so that strategies can be accurately assessed and fine-tuned even as they are being implemented. This has an immediate and positive impact on an organization’s capacity to deliver and finance effective health improvement activities and health services.


The Center helps organizations as they work to cultivate decision-making leadership skills that take full advantage of information resources. Sharing its expertise in strategic visioning, information development and organizational dynamics through consultation and group facilitation activities. To promote successful organizational evolution, creating opportunities to improve population health.

Our natural and built environments are the foundation

The Geospatial Determinants of Health (GDOH) allow us to identify and visualize the varied drivers that influence health outcomes. GDOH exist all around us and in every aspect of where we experience health, including our natural and built environments. Our land, our air and OUR WATER continues to be linked to chronic health issues and conditions. When we add in the human factor of the modified environment, like transportation, water systems and digital networks, under resourced communities are the hardest hit. SEMHA seeks to support this emerging purpose to define the geospatial drivers of health with an emphasis on place, and serve as a catalyst to advance research in public health.