500 Cities Project

What is it?

The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation.

The purpose of the 500 Cities project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.

These small area estimates allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and help them plan public health interventions.

Explore the 500 Cities Project

View the complete data set for the 500 Cities project here.

This data set includes 2013, 2014 model-based small area estimates for 27 measures of chronic disease related to unhealthy behaviors, health outcomes, and use of preventive services.