Accessing and Using Food Data to Support Collaborative Policy Decisions Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) - Columbia, MO Center for Systems Integration - Denver, CO Community Initiatives - Columbia, MO WPM Consulting - Boulder, CO LiveWell Colorado - Denver, CO
Session Goals Demonstrate web based interactive mapping and reporting tools – accessing over 7000 publically available national source data layers Learn how other states are developing tools to arm both the state and communities to better understand the story of their food system Identify ways that mapping and reporting can be used to support collaboration and advance policy dialogue Discuss what else we need to advance our efforts!
Session Overview Group Introductions Introduction to CARES CARES data management platforms Overview of the Colorado Food Assessment Framework Food Security, Resiliency & Access Module Break-Out Discussions Explore how and why to use data to understand and address issues of food access Group Discussion How are the tools working? What else might advance your work?
Interactive Mapping Overlaying Local and National Data Points – hospitals, social services Areas– neighborhoods, cities, counties Lines – Roads, paths, trails Networks – Public transportation Imagery – Satellite, Aerial images Spatial Analysis – Proximity, buffer Mapping is a representation of the real world… We may tell a better story by overlaying more data…
Public Good Components: Mapping and Reporting www.cares.missouri.edu
CARES Core Engine: Public Good Mapping All public data from all CARES contracts are housed in one national “Commons” Engine to benefit all communities
Multiple Levels of Geography… CARES provides free access to the CARES Mapping Engine
Report Output CARES provides free access to the CARES Reporting Engine
Custom Application Components: National Collaborative Management Systems (NCMS)
National Collaborative Management Systems Are Built on the Public Good Engine
An Example NCMS What is Community Issues Management (CIM)? CIM is a powerful web-based collaborative management system to help organizations, networks, and community partnerships enhance collaborative decision-making and action
Why a Collaborative Tool? complex issues, complex data, limited resources engagement of multiple citizens, partners, organizations
Three Ways to Integrate Local and Regional Data Automated Upload of GIS Data Layers Automated Upload of Tabular Data Existing geography (State, County, City, ZIP Code) Address matching (Geocoding Addresses) Map coordinates (latitude and longitude) You Add Tool - Draw an Area, Point or Line
2. Tabular Data Upload Augment local and regional GIS and IT capacity
3. You Add Tool - Draw an Area Add Attributes about the Area
3. You Add Tool - Draw a Point Add Attributes about the Point
CO Food Assessment Framework Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Funding is provided through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ARRA grant number FOA#90101ARRA09 Partnership between LiveWell Colorado and food systems consultants One of several goals to advance healthy food systems and farm to school efforts in CO
Goals of the CO FAF: Identify and collect existing food systems indicators across food production, processing, distribution, and access Identify and collect existing community food assessment tools, data, and lessons learned from across Colorado Identify and propose an interactive, on-line data management system that includes comprehensive indicators, highlights community data and learning, and facilitates peer networking Track the health of the state’s food system over time CO Food Assessment Framework
Break-Out Process Worksheet: Define a hypothetical goal and focus Review Included Indicators Discuss what data helps address your question Take note of what is missing
Group Work: Exploring the Tools Using the Tool: What data is available to address your issue? What does it tell us? What reports and maps can you create? What indicators might be missing? Other Discussion: Would such a national platform support your work? Would you use it? Who would? What would facilitate you using it?
Contact Chris Fulcher CARES firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Barbaro CARES email@example.com Roxanne Fulcher Community Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org Lyn Kathlene Center for Systems Integration 303.455.1740, extension 110 www.csi-policy.org Wendy Peters Moschetti WPM Consulting email@example.com 303-819-2846