The Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal (MBCDP) has now been launched and is ready for use. As a resource that is freely available to the public, the MBCDP aims to provide a knowledge base to promote evidence informed community discussion, planning and action in Manitoba around the issues of health equity, social justice, public accountability, and environmental sustainability.
The MBCDP contains web-based mapping tools that can be used to access data from the 2016 Census for small geographic areas including detailed population breakdowns, income estimates, housing conditions, and a variety of indicators related to ethnicity and immigration. The MBCDP also contains a number of basic health indicators for Manitoba including life expectancy, diabetes prevalence, and premature mortality, as well as links to a wide range of local and national data sources relevant to public and population health programs.
Population Health Surveillance supported the development of the MBCDP in collaboration with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and a number of other key partners including PEG Winnipeg (United Way of Winnipeg), the Manitoba Center for Health Policy (University of Manitoba), and the Institute of Urban Studies (University of Winnipeg).