Stats of the Union, the new Fathom-produced iPad app, maps the status of health in America. Browse, pan, zoom, and explore through a number of demographics and breakdowns.
Stats of the Union is powered by the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report from 2009, which consists of data from federal agencies including the Census Bureau, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency.
With all this data you can look at population, risk factors and indicators of health. Zoom in to get the specific data for a county. Zoom out and compare your county to an overview for each state or for the whole country.
Unfortunately, I don’t have an iPad, so I don’t actually know how good it is, but it looks great from the video below. I might have to hijack someone else’s iPad to I can start playing with all of these data-ish apps coming out. Update: I hijacked my mom’s iPad like a good son over Mother’s Day weekend and installed the app. Worth the free download.