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Fire Data Analytics: It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard (Webinar)

You know how important it is to have the right fire data analytics, especially to attain and maintain your accredited status. But managing that data can be overwhelming and inaccessible. Most.

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Improving Statewide Health With Blue Shield of California

Putting better information into more hands is at the center of what we do. Public servants, community groups, cities and citizens...we've worked for years to help break down information barriers for.

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A Better City Performance Dashboard: Data Has Never Been So Sexy

What did City Leaders need most? That was our question in early 2019. The mySidewalk team interviewed dozens of city departments around the U.S. to answer it. Our goal was to understand what the.

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Vitalyst Spark: The Health Data Challenge, Part 1

Every day we come to work thinking about how data can make a better world. There are few “probletunities” as exciting and impactful as connecting health care, public health, and health outcomes.

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Assessing Economic Vulnerability in the Greater KC Metro

Economic vulnerability arises from the interplay of many factors. Understanding how these factors interplay, and how to target policy, programs, and solutions, is a challenge.

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Why The New HUD Rule Change Is a Mission Critical Problem

On July 23rd, 2020, HUD Secretary Ben Carson terminated the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) assessment rule. This rule helped ensure people of all protected classes had access to.

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mySidewalk Employee Spotlight: Senior CDM Dana Greiner

“Always turn your camera on for Zoom meetings,” Dana told us. “I know it’s awkward, but it really helps convey the nuances, so we know how you’re doing and what you’re thinking.” It was March 2020..

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2 SDoH Reports Every Public Health Director Needs

During a pandemic, the needs of your community increase. As a public health leader, you need the right data so you can respond effectively. You need information that helps you provide transparency.

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Spotlight: Highlighting Root Causes of Inequity in KCMO

Healthy environments and systems of fair access are vital priorities for public health. Working towards these priorities isn’t always straightforward. Meaningful, lasting change is the result of.

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Customer Spotlight: Next Level City KPI Transparency [Video]

During a crisis, communication is more crucial than ever. So today, we're turning our customer spotlight on our partner, the City of Williamsburg, Virginia. Showing off their unique take on.

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Democratizing Data for Public Service

Where trust and transparency is key, data is critical. Whether you’re a city leader proving the value of your work, or an organization helping communities understand how people grow and thrive, data.

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Mapping Health Equity: Start With Race

Race and health are tragically linked. Race is not a risk factor for disease; racism is. Racism leads to inequities in health outcomes, including low birth weight, high blood pressure, and poor.

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