Get Started

Learn how to use the California Healthy Places Index (HPI) and Map. Want to get started? Take your first step here.

Guides are linked as they are written. Check back soon for more!


1. Navigation

Finding Your Way Around

2. Accessing Information

Scores, Percentile Rankings, Policy Action Areas, Indicators, Policy Guide

3. Getting Specific

Mapping Individual Indicators and Decision Support Layers

4. How Does Your Community Compare?

Using the Ranking Function

5. Introduction to Pooling

Generating HPI Scores for Your Community, Project Area, or Jurisdiction

6. HPI To-Go

Creating a Custom Report and Downloading Data

7. Beyond the HPI

Creating Your Own Custom Index


Don’t know where to start? Jump to our first How-To Guide here.