DC Health Matters

Measuring what matters in DC

Welcome to DC Health Matters!

DC Health Matters provides a one-stop resource for online access to community health indicators and related resources that impact the health of DC communities. You will find hundreds of community health measures, evidence- based
promising practices, local resources,
and funding opportunities on this site.


  • Children's National Medical Center

What's New?

The DC Healthy Communities Collaborative was recognized as a winner of the 2014 Healthy Communities Achievement Award for their initiative to develop, implement, and fund a truly collaborative, community-engaged approach for community health improvement, the DC Health Matters portal.

Read the full submission here and visit Healthy Communities Achievement Award to learn more about the award.

Community Spotlight

Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) presented Community of Hope and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield with the 2014 Innovative Community Partnership Award for their collaboration to help provide health care to residents of Washington, D.C. LGW announced the new award, sponsored by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, at its annual spring event on April 3rd at the Fairmont Hotel Georgetown.

Video: Interview on DC's new community health portal - DC Health Matters!
Chaya Merrill, DrPH
Children's National Medical Center
DC Healthy Communities Collaborative

D.C. Health Matters