Understanding Health through Google Searches

Searching for Health Landing Page

Searching for Health

Project Brief

Google News Lab helps journalists and researchers use Google search data for data-driven storytelling. Schema collaborated with Google News Lab and Alberto Cairo to create Searching for Health, a visualization that tracks the top searches for common health issues in the United States, from cancer to diabetes, and compares them with the actual location of occurrences for those same health conditions. By using data from both Google Trends API and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the visualization allows the reader to find potential geographic relationships between those who search and the actual prevalence of health conditions across the country.

Searching for Health Timeline View
Searching for Health Chart View
Searching for Health Compare View
Searching for Health Trends vrs. Health Data Comparison View