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California launches new public health data portal
Sacramento Business Journal

State public health officials have launched an internet portal that provides access to data it collects about important public health issues.

Accessible from the website for the California Department of Public Health, the portal seeks to improve access to information so researchers, policy makers, technology experts and others can create mobile applications to solve local challenges. The first data sets include birth profiles, popular baby names, poverty rates, health care facilities data, surveillance for West Nile virus and asthma — and the location of vendors who accept vouchers from the Women, Infants and Children program.