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Access to Healthy Assets & Hazards (AHAH) (Previous Versions)

AHAH (the index of ‘Access to Health Assets and Hazards’) is a multi-dimensional index developed by the CDRC for Great Britain measuring how ‘healthy’ neighbourhoods are. Version 1 of the AHAH index uses data from 2016, version 2 uses data from 2017.

The latest version of the AHAH Index may be found here

The AHAH index combines indicators under four different domains of accessibility:

  • Retail environment (access to fast food outlets, pubs, off-licences, tobacconists, gambling outlets),
  • Health services (access to GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, dentists, leisure services),
  • Physical environment (Blue Space, Green Space - Passive, Green space - active), and
  • Air quality (Nitrogen Dioxide, Particulate Matter 10, Sulphur Dioxide).

Measurement data and deciles for the overall index, 4 domains and 15 inputs are produced for Lower Level Super Output Areas (LSOAs) for England and Wales, and Data Zones (DZ) for Scotland.

An online map of AHAH domains and the overall index for the whole of Great Britain is available through the CDRC interactive web mapping tool - see link below.

Related Publications:

Daras K., Green M. A., Davies A., Barr B., Singleton A. 2019. Open data on health-related neighbourhood features in Great Britain. Scientific data 6 (1), 107. DOI: 10.1038/s41597-019-0114-6

Daras, K., Green, MA., Davies, A., Singleton, A., Barr, B. 2019. Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH) - Updated version 2017. figshare. Short Technical Report. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.8295842.v1

Green, M. A., Daras, K., Davies, A., Barr, B. & Singleton, A. 2018. Developing an openly accessible multi-dimensional small area index of ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ for Great Britain, 2016. Health & Place 54, 11–19. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.019

For sub-national level geodata packs at the individual Local Authority District (LAD), Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) or Combined Authority (CA), please visit

University of Liverpool
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Konstantinos Daras, Alec Davies, Mark Green, Alex Singleton, Benjamin Barr
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Mark Green
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UK Open Government Licence (OGL)