HealthyCity.or Hands-on Introductory Training-v.7.14.11
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HealthyCity.or Hands-on Introductory Training-v.7.14.11



These slides are from a hands-on training designed to provide an overview of the Healthy City website, which allows you to search for local services, as well as create maps and charts of health and ...

These slides are from a hands-on training designed to provide an overview of the Healthy City website, which allows you to search for local services, as well as create maps and charts of health and socio-economic data to support policy and planning. After participating in an Introductory Training, you will understand how to use to:
- Register for your own free account (to save data, maps, and more)
- Find a Service using the detailed health and human service database of 211s across the state
- Create an Asset Map for your community - Map thematic data along with services and other points of interest
- Grab a stat: Find data quick using charts and tables
- Learn about advanced features



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  • Fresno Food and shelterZIP code 93710
  • By mapping thematic data, you are able to see a certain characteristic about your neighborhood (any geography). You can look at areas that have a high concentration of people in poverty, then look at the resources available to this population. You may be able to identify gaps in services, or begin to look at the allocation of resources.
  • The darker areas show a higher concentration of families in poverty
  • Using the Customize tab, you can alter the data level, year, number of classes, ranges, etc.Remember, you can print, save, and email your map.

HealthyCity.or Hands-on Introductory Training-v.7.14.11 HealthyCity.or Hands-on Introductory Training-v.7.14.11 Presentation Transcript

  • Information + action for social change
    A Resource for all of California Introductory Training
  • Healthy City is a project of…
    A public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement
    Training community groups to lead and sustain action-oriented research & technology projects
    …is an information + action resource that unites rigorous research, community voices and innovative technologiesto solve the root causes of social inequity
  • 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.
    CA Immigrant Policy Center
    CA Partnership
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Central Valley Health Policy Institute
    Fresno Metro Ministry
    United Way Fresno County
    First 5 Fresno County
    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
    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
  • is a statewide resources that enables you to:
    • Find services and partners
    • Map, Chart & Rank community data
    • Upload data & Share your community’s story
    Population Characteristics
    Civic Participation
    Employment, Income & Poverty
    Health Conditions, Diseases, Injuries and Deaths
    Crime & Public Safety
    And much more…
    Social Services & Nonprofits
    Hospitals and FQHCs
    Public & Private Schools
    Grocery Stores & WIC Vendors
    Alcohol Outlets & Toxic Sites
    And much more…
  • Today you will learn how to:
    Find a Service drawing from various sources such as the detailed health and human service database of 2-1-1s 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.
    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
  • *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).
    Select Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse Services OR…
    Use the KEYWORD SEARCH tab and type “counseling”; then select categories that you want to “ADD TO LIST”
  • Resource Guides Available:
    Click on
    • Service and Point Categories
  • Finding a Service
  • 2.
    Create an Asset Map
  • 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)
  • Your Turn:
    Map Health Care services in your area
    (You can place commas between ZIPs).
    Keep it broad – map ALL Health Care Services
  • Creating an Asset Map
  • 3.
    Map community data and overlay local resources
  • Where are the low income areas in Long Beach?
    Are food banks & other resources in these areas?
  • Click the +- buttons
    to add
    Data to your map
  • Find local support services
  • Create a list of services to add to your map
  • Save your Map
  • 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
  • Learn about our data sources
  • Your Turn:
    Map Educational Attainment level (Less than 9th grade) in your neighborhood with ACS data
    Then add Educational Programs
    Click on Show next to List Points to make points interactive
  • Mapping thematic data & point data
  • 4.
    Grab a stat using charts and tables
  • How to get started…
    How does the educational attainment in Fresno County compare to the state of California?
  • Select Educational Attainment
    Contrast these educational attainment levels with the state of California
  • You can change the chart display
  • Your Turn:
    What is the percentage of births to teen mothers in your ZIP?
    How do births by mother’s age in your ZIP compare to the state of California?
    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
  • 5.
    Learn about advanced features
  • A few 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
  • Draw your own neighborhood boundaries
  • Map or Chart data within your new boundary
  • Upload your own Point OR Thematic Datasets
  • Create an Excel Spreadsheet with up to
    1000 points
    *Save as Excel 97-2003 workbook*
  • Upload your own
    Thematic Datasets
  • Create Live Mapping Sessions
    (with Pictures, Video & Audio)
    A Live Map enables multiple people to :
    • Draw and drop points, lines, and shapes on a shared 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
    Create a Story
  • Share and Search Stories (& more) Statewide
  • Help is Available:
    Click on
    • Healthy City User Guide
    • FAQs
  • Thank You!