Healthy City Introductory TrainingPresentation Transcript
Information + action for social change A Resource for all of California Introductory Training
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 HealthyCity.org 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 Interface Children Family Services – 2-1-1 Ventura Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
The HealthyCity.org website
Case Manager Funder Service Provider HealthyCity.org Website Community Organizer Policy Advocate Researcher …to fuel social change and improve our communities Who Uses HealthyCity.org? Grant Writer
What’s on HealthyCity.org? Oh, the Data You’ll See!
“Point” Data Point data = information about a location
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)
Healthy City has 2-1-1 data (health & human services) for the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura
“Thematic” Data Census Boundaries ZIP codes Political Jurisdictions
Community Data Population Characteristics – Age, Ethnicity, Educational Attainment, etc. 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 2500 variables
Multiple years of data
More datasets coming soon
“Point” & “Thematic” Data
Today you will learn how to: Save searches & more with your own free account Find a Service using the detailed health and human service database of 211s across the state (*available in 16 counties…and counting) Create an Asset Map for your community Mapthematic data along with services and other points of interest Grab a stat: Find data quick using charts and tables Learnabout advanced features
1. Log in to your free account …to save maps, searches, etc.
2. Find a Service: You’re a case manager in Fresno looking for food and shelter options for a client. They live in ZIP code 93710 You can save and share anything you create while logged in GET STARTED!
*ZIP code 93710
*Food & Shelter
*Food & Shelter
List the services ONLY within the area you’ve selected Browse through listings to look at service details
You can get directions for your client
SAVE this list for future reference PRINT list of services EMAIL a link to this list of services
The link takes you back to your interactive list
You can also view services on a map
Your Turn: Find counseling services near your office (use address/intersection). Hint: Select Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse Services or use the KEYWORD SEARCH tab and type “counseling”
Resource Guides Available: Click on
Finding a Service Questions?
3. Create an Asset Map You can save and share anything you create while logged in GET STARTED!
Click on Change to select your geography What are the educational assets in my Assembly District? (62 – Wilmer Amina Carter)
Click the +- buttons to add points to your map
Click on Show to view the list of these points
Click on Selected Areato View points ONLY in your geographic boundary
Click in the list or on the map to get more details about a resource *NOTE the source
You can add or change the types of services that are mapped
Click remove next to the service category
You can add a new category of services like Public Safety (by browsing categories or using keyword search)
You can click a point on the map to get more details
Your Turn: Map Health Care services in your area (You can place commas between ZIPs). Hint: Keep it broad – map ALL Health Care Services
Creating an Asset Map Questions?
4. Map thematic data and overlay local resources You can save and share anything you create while logged in GET STARTED!
Where are there families in poverty in Oakland? Are there resources in these highly impoverished areas?
Click the +- buttons to add Data to your map
Find local support services (Click on the +- next to Services and Points)
Create a list of services, Add to List, then click SUBMIT
Save your Map
View this data on a chart
Other Map Room Features CUSTOMIZE your map: Change the display of data Add boundary labels like ZIP or city Compare your region to another geography
Your Turn: Map Educational Attainment level (Less than 9th grade) in your neighborhood Then add Educational Programs Hint: Click on Show next to List Points to make points interactive
Learn about our data sources
Mapping thematic data & point data Questions?
5. Grab a stat using charts and tables
QUICK STATS are provided for the selected geography In LA County, what is the percentage of Renters v. Owners?
SCROLL DOWNto select Housing Data
*You can opt to view this data on a map:
How does this compare to the state of California? Of the Housing Units in L.A. County: 47.76 % are Owner Occupied 52.24% are Renter Occupied
L.A. County has a higher ratio of renters to owners than the state of California View it as a pie chart
Your Turn: What is the percentage of births to teen mothers in your ZIP? How does this compare to the state of California? Hint: Health & Safety Data > Birth, Prenatal & Child > Births by Mother’s Age (see data for “Mother less than 20 years old”)
Grabbing a Stat using charts and tables Questions?
6. Learn about advanced features
A few HealthyCity.org Advanced Features Save searches, maps & charts Upload your own Point & Thematic Datasets Draw your own neighborhood boundaries Create a live mapping session Tell your Story (with Pictures, Video & Audio) Search Stories, live maps, and more in the Share & Connect room
Your Saved searches are stored here
Upload your own Point OR Thematic Datasets
Upload up to 1000 points *Save as Excel 97-2003 workbook*
Upload your own Thematic Datasets
Draw your own neighborhood boundaries
Create Live Mapping Sessions (with Pictures, Video & Audio) A Live Map enables multiple people to :
Draw and drop points, lines, and shapes on map
Attach photos & video
Create a Story to: Promote your initiative or highlight your work! Package your saved maps, live mapping sessions, reports, multi-media and more into a “story” that you can share
Share and Search Stories Statewide
Advanced Features… Questions?
You can save and share anything you create while logged in GET STARTED!