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How to Use HealthyCity.org for Grant Writing & Reporting

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These slides are from a webinar designed to demonstrate how to use HealthyCity.org to enhance your grant proposals and reports with visually impactful and relevant data, maps, and charts. Learn how to …

These slides are from a webinar designed to demonstrate how to use HealthyCity.org to enhance your grant proposals and reports with visually impactful and relevant data, maps, and charts. Learn how to access data that highlights the needs and opportunities within your communities of interest and how to make the case that your program will make a difference.

In this training you will learn how to:
- Gather data for your particular area of interest by creating your own community boundaries.
- Create maps and charts that provide the visual evidence to demonstrate both the need and potential within your community.
- Report your results - make the case that your program or project has had a positive and measurable impact.


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  • http://www.gnocdc.org/articles/datafunders.htmlFocus on using the most recent data to support your grant or funding requestUse your expertise in your field of work to tell your storyDemonstrate your knowledge of the community of interest Avoid using data that is tangentially related to the topic(s) of the grantAvoid regurgitating information presented in previous proposals
  • Exact questions from grant applications
  • Today you will learn how to use data to enhance your grant proposals, reports and evaluations.
  • The next two slides show two major ‘types’ of data – point & thematic.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Information + action for social change
      How to Use HealthyCity.org for Grant Writing & Reporting
    • 2. Healthy City is a project of…
      A public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement
    • 3.
    • 4. DIRECT TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO:
      • COMMUNITY ORGS
      • 5. FOUNDATIONS
      • 6. GOVERNMENT
      ONLINE MAPPING TECHNOLOGY
      www.HealthyCity.org
      COMMUNITY RESEARCH LAB
      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
    • 7. 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
    • 8. Agenda
      The Importance of Data in Grant Writing
      What Funders Want
      Focus on HealthyCity.org
      Gather data for your particular area of interest by creating your own community boundaries.
      Create maps and charts that provide the visual evidence to demonstrate both the need and potential within your community.
      Report your results - make the case that your program or project has had a positive and measurable impact.
    • 9. Question for Participants
      (Type it in the question section)
      What is the problem you hope to address?
      What is the story you want to tell?
    • 10. Importance of Data
      Data is used to explain and clarify:
      • The Issue (What/Why)
      • 11. The Place (Where)
      • 12. The Target Audience/Participants (Who)
      • 13. The Impact (So…)
    • Impact of data
      Data supports your argument
      • A need has been identified and a strategy has been proposed
      • 14. Program plans and solutions make sense
      • 15. Goals & outcomes can be documented
      Data inspires confidence
      • That program will have an impact
      • 16. That the issue and community has been well-researched
    • What Funders Want
      Source: Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
    • 17. What Funders Want
      Real Questions from grant application forms:
      • “What is the ethnic breakdown for your organization and project / program?”
      • 18. “Is the population or area served by this grant primarily (51% or more) low- or moderate income?” Please describe how you determine if a program participant is low or moderate income.
      • 19. “Briefly describe the economic characteristics of the individuals or communities to be served by this grant. (income, unemployment)”
    • Time to Share…
      What is the problem you hope to address?
      What is the story you want to tell?
    • 20. Focus on HealthyCity.org
      • Gather data for your particular area of interest by creating your own community boundaries.
      • 21. Create maps and charts that provide the visual evidence to demonstrate both the need and potential within your community.
      • 22. Report your results - make the case that your program or project has had a positive and measurable impact.
    • What’s on HealthyCity.org?
    • 23. Types of Data on HealthyCity.org
      Services & Points
      Social Services & Nonprofits
      Hospitals and FQHCs
      Public & Private Schools
      Grocery Stores & WIC Vendors
      Alcohol Outlets & Toxic Sites
      And much more…
    • 24. Types of Data on HealthyCity.org
      Thematic
      Population Characteristics
      Civic Participation
      Employment, Income & Poverty
      Health Conditions, Diseases, Injuries and Deaths
      Crime & Public Safety
      Housing
      And much more…
    • 25. 1.
      Gather data for your particular area of interest by creating your own community boundaries.
      You can save and share anything you create while logged in
      GET STARTED!
    • 26. Example: SLABBC
      Mission:
      To promote healthier pregnancies, birth outcomes, and interconception care in South Los Angeles by strengthening linkages between community-based medical and social service providers.
    • 27. You can save and share anything you create while logged in
      GET STARTED!
    • 28. My Account > Neighborhoods> Create a neighborhood
    • 29.
    • 30.
    • 31.
    • 32.
    • 33.  Gather & view data within your specific boundary
    • 34. Creating your own community boundaries
      Questions?
    • 35. 2.
      Create maps and charts that provide the visual evidence to demonstrate both the need and potential within your community.
    • 36. Click on Change to
      select your geography
    • 37.
    • 38.
    • 39.
    • 40.
    • 41.
    • 42.
    • 43.
    • 44.
    • 45.
    • 46.
    • 47. Births to Mothers without a High School Diploma with Low Birthweight(under 2500 grams)
    • 48. Chart data for your geography and compare to another
    • 49.
    • 50.
    • 51.
    • 52. “In our service area, 14.85% of all births were to teen mothers, as compared to 9.71% for the County of Los Angeles.”
    • 53.
    • 54. Removals from home
    • 55.
    • 56. Map prenatal services, show current & potential partners
    • 57.
    • 58.
    • 59. Interactive points
      Print your map & list of services
    • 60.
    • 61.
    • 62. Visual Evidence to demonstrate need & potential
    • 63. Create maps and charts that provide the visual evidence to demonstrate both the need and potential within your community.
      Questions?
    • 64. 3.
      Report your results - make the case that your program or project has had a positive and measurable impact.
    • 65. For example…
      SLABBC
      South L.A. Best Babies Collaborative
      In order to provide funders with information about the number and geographic location of participants in the program, SLABBC could upload their participant data, and view it along with other data available on HealthyCity.org
    • 66.
    • 67. Click on Upload a Dataset
    • 68.
    • 69.
    • 70.
    • 71.
    • 72. Now you can map your data!
    • 73. Click the +- next to ANY thematic/indicator
      data category
    • 74.
    • 75.
    • 76.
    • 77. Births to Mothers under 20 Years of Age Receiving Late or No Prenatal Care & Total SLABBC Participants 2007 - 2010
    • 78. Report your results - make the case that your program or project has had a positive and measurable impact
      Questions?
    • 79. What we learned…
      • Creating your own community boundaries
      • 80. Provide the visual evidence to demonstrate the need within your community
      • 81. Report your results – show your program is addressing the area of need & had a positive impact.
    • 82.
    • 83. Help is Available:
      Click on
      • Healthy City User Guide
      or
      • FAQs
    • Thank You!