Want to know how many people have asthma or diabetes in the county where you live?
A new state web portal was recently launched that provides this and other health data for every county in Maryland.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partnered with the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County to create the website that uses data about Medicaid recipients.
The website can be found at http://www.md-medicaid.org/ia-maps/.
The interactive website has data on chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. It also includes information on health practices, such as flu shots and dental visits. There are also maps with data on mental health conditions and substance abuse.