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  • DATA & TECHNOLOGY allows users to search for local services, conduct research and connect with their communities. Beyond providing free access to the largest database of community services and localized data variables, offers the ability for users to “tell their own story” by uploading their own data or multimedia to the system.More about are a range of tools available on which allow users to find services in their neighborhood, map data about their community, and even upload and share their own information about a neighborhood. Key features include:Locate Resources: Focusing on one of our key goals to help families find resources through intermediaries such as case managers, social workers, etc., we display LA County 2-1-1 social service resources. Moving statewide, we will partner with 2-1-1 agencies in other regions of California in order to display that data and increase accessibility to resources.Conduct Analysis: has the capacity to map community characteristics (over 900 variables) such as demographic, health, economic, park/green space, etc. You can create community profiles and find gaps in services in relation to need. Advanced mapping functionality allows for the mapping of two variables at once and ranking areas according to how they fare on various community characteristics. Healthy City will have more years of data for the entire state, enabling comparisons between counties across multiple years. Healthy City will have expanded crime and public safety data, as well as new statewide health data, child welfare and public assistance data. Web 2.0 Features: Enable users to upload their own points of interest, save comments on resources, create their own neighborhood boundaries, and save maps! For the statewide platform, Healthy City users will be able to create online affinity groups and share maps, charts, videos, pictures, and comments with partners across California.
  • provides these people with data and technology to support their work within and on behalf of our communities. helps encourage data-driven planning and inform policy within sectors such as Education, Public Safety, Health, Public Health, Government, etc.
  • The site search is comprehensive – searching through names of organizations, service categories, and data on the site.
  • New point data…Over the last year we’ve reached out to 2-1-1 agencies across the state to display their data.We’ve also added Hospitals, Head Start agencies, as well as other points that have often been requested - Alcohol Outlets, EPA sites, etc.
  • Evaluate differences in socioeconomic, health and other data within your City, County, State, or other geography of interest.
  • (opens a new window)
  • Since the data is not collected at a state level, the data for each of the ZIP codes within the state is aggregated.

Healthy City Hands On Training For Partners 3 26 10 Healthy City Hands On Training For Partners 3 26 10 Presentation Transcript

  • Information + action for social change
    Now a Resource for all of California
  • Healthy City is a project of…
    A National civil rights POLICY/ ACTION TANK
  • Who is Healthy City?
    Healthy City is
    an information + action resource
    that unites
    rigorous research, community voices
    and innovative technologies
    to solve the root causes of social inequity
  • What Does HC Do?
    Data & Technology: Data, maps, and service referral through our easy to use online platform
    Technical Assistance: Work ON-THE-GROUND to develop targeted research/policy strategies and web tools
    Community Research Lab: engages, trains, and provides tools for CBO’s to lead and sustain research.
  • Partners
    • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    • Advancement Project
    • USC School of Social Work
    • 2-1-1 LA County
    • United Ways of California
    • Children Now
    • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
    • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
    • Prevention Institute
    • The California Endowment
    • Legal Services of No. Cal.
    • California Rural Legal Assistance
    • Sacramento Housing Alliance
    • UC Davis – Center for Regional Change
    • Community Services Planning Council
    • United Way Bay Area
    • Santa Clara Comm. Benefits Coalition
    • Urban Strategies Council
    • San Mateo Healthy Communities Collaborative
    • Oakland Progressive Empowerment Network
    • Contra Costa Crisis Center
    • United Way of Fresno/2-1-1
    • 2-1-1 San Diego
    • 2-1-1 Monterey County
    • 2-1-1 San Bernardino
    • Volunteer Center of Riverside County
    • United Way Bay Area/Helplink
    • Community Service Planning Council – 2-1-1 Sacramento
    • UW Silicon Valley/Santa Clara
    • Eden I & R – 211 Alameda
  • The website
  • Use to:
    Find services
    Conduct Research
    Share your community’s story
    Anywhere in California!
  • Case Manager
    Service Provider
    Community Organizer
    Policy Advocate
    …to fuel social change and improve our communities
    Who Uses
    Grant Writer
    Let’s Get Started!
  • You can save and share anything you create while logged in
  • Find a Service Room
    On the ground service referral (I & R)
    Collaborate with similar agencies
    Get detailed data on schools
  • Services & Points
    Social Service data from 2-1-1
    Over 30,000
    Service sites across California
    (Includes: Basic Needs, Legal Services, Education, Health Care, Employment, and many other Community Services)
  • You can save and share anything you create while logged in
  • You’re a case manager in Fresno looking for food and shelter options for a client.
    They live in ZIP code 93710
  • List the services ONLY within the area you’ve selected
  • SAVE this list for future reference
    PRINT list of services
    EMAIL a link to this list of services
  • View services on a map
  • Resource Guides Available:
    Click on
    • Service Categories
  • Hands-on practice:
    Find counseling services in your city or neighborhood.
    Show services only in the Selected Area
    Select Mental Health Care and Counseling
  • Search for services
    by keyword
  • Hands-on practice:
    Search for a service using the Keyword tab
    Show services only within city boundaries.
    Keep the search broad (e.g. “senior” and not “senior citizen services”)
  • Extensive School Data
  • Find a Service room
  • Community Data
    • Demographic
    • Civic Participation
    • Child Welfare
    • Child Care & Early Education
    • Income & Poverty
    • Employment
    • Nonprofit Infrastructure
    • Environment & Land Use
    • Health – Birth, Prenatal & Child
    • Health - Conditions, Disease & Injury
    • Health – Deaths
    • Health - Insurance & access
    • Health – Physical Activity & Nutrition
    • Neighborhood & Community
    • Crime & Public Safety
    • Housing
    • Over 2300 variables
    • Multiple years of data
    • More datasets coming soon
    Map demographic, health and other data
    Create asset maps & find gaps in services
    Map two geographies or two variables at a time
  • Click on Change to
    select your area of interest
    How to improve outreach efforts to
    Spanish Speakers in San Mateo?
  • Click the +- buttons
    to add
    Data to your map
  • Add a second layer of data:
    Families in poverty
  • Customize your map
    (color, data ranges, classes)
  • Click on the i tool, then anywhere in the map to find out more!
  • Click on Go to Area to reset your selected geography
  • See the data in a chart
  • View absolute numbers & percentages for each category
  • Hands-on practice:
    Find the ZIP codes in Long Beach that have high unemployment.
    Then add employment services to your map.
    Economic data > Employment status> unemployed
    (Use customize tab to change to ZIP code)
    Services and Points> Income Support and Employment> Employment
  • Comparing two areas:
    Where to expand educational resources for pregnant teens in Los Angeles?
  • Hover to view name
    Click to get details
  • Save your map
  • Hands-on practice:
    Map Educational Attainment (less than 9th grade) in 2 ZIP codes: 90037 and 90035
    Then SAVE your map.
    Click on Change next to Geography to enter first ZIP; then Compare 2nd Geography to enter the second.
  • Learn about our data sources
  • Map room
  • Compare your area of interest to other geographies for any variable
  • View multiple years of data
    for certain indicators
  • Rank indicators by Geography:
    Where are the areas that have the highest percentage of people without health insurance?
  • Hands-on practice:
    Chart Registered Voters by political party in your County
    Click on Show List to see how data is approximated
    RankFamilies in Poverty
  • Data & Chart room
  • You can:
    • Create Projects
    • Upload your own Point & Thematic Datasets
    • Add Pictures, Video, Audio
    • Share / Search Projects & Groups Statewide
  • You can now
    create, save, and share data
  • Fill in the details and upload your spreadsheet
  • Describe your group, set preferences, label points
  • Click to read more &
    watch the video
  • Hands-on practice:
    Start a project!
    • Enter a name (“test”) and description
    • Set Project Access to: “My Self Only”
    • Select and Label 2 icons; then Submit.
    • Plot a few points then click on Done
    • Then delete your project (Optional)
    Click on the icon, then click on the map (instead of clicking and dragging)
  • Share & Connect
    My Account
  • You can save and share anything you create while logged in
  • Thank You!