Community Informatics

In response to community requests for health-related information, we extended the SAVI database to include new data relevant to public health. We first conducted a needs assessment by gathering feedback from various user communities, including potential new audiences, about their health-related data needs. We followed the needs assessment with a series of focus group meetings that included experts in mental health, childhood health, environmental health, aging, and diseases to gather input on data needs and prioritize the list of data.

We also developed a research collaborative that included leaders from a variety of research centers at IUPUI to establish a strategic plan for continued development and sustenance of a rich public health component in SAVI.