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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Tuesday, September 27 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bringing it down to scale: 1) Efforts to Develop Sub-County Measures of Health for the Nation; 2) Indicators Work for Small Areas: Measuring Well-being at the Neighborhood Level in Minnesota

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Both presentations focus on the need to track progress at a smaller scale:
1) Efforts to Develop Sub-County Measures of Health for the Nation (Jovaag/Givens)
In recent years, several policies have elevated the need for local data among public health and non-health partners, alike. But at the national level, sources of data for geographies smaller than the county level are hard to find. This presentation will provide examples of initiatives to enhance data availability within a national framework. The speaker will discuss the opportunities and barriers to developing sub-county data, ranging from tapping hospital system or commercial data sources to data suppression issues.

2) Indicators Work for Small Areas: Measuring Well-being at the Neighborhood Level in Minnesota (Mathison/Helmstetter) Interest in indicators for increasingly-granular geographies is ever-growing. In recent years Minnesota Compass has developed new analytical tools and fostered collaborative data relationships in an effort to track and support well-being for small areas. We have developed a particularly strong roster of neighborhood-level indicators projects. We will offer an overview of the collaborative process by which the Neighborhood Profiles tool came to fruition, as well as a demonstration of the tool's capabilities. As an additional example of small area indicators work that Minnesota Compass is doing, we will also detail the Central Corridor Tracker and the Big Picture Project, two dashboards that have tracked well-being during and after construction of the Green Line LRT between Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown St. Paul. Participants should come away from this session with new ideas about leveraging existing public data sources for small area work, as well as ways to collaborate across sectors to compile and present valuable well-being indicators for these geographies.

Moderator
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David Abraham

Sustainability Research, Rice University
Urban Sustainability. Performance Metrics. Community Metrics. Health and Well Being. Health Impact Assessments.

Speakers
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Craig Helmstetter

Senior Research Manager, Wilder Research
As a Senior Research Manager Craig oversees a research unit of 15 staff, who focus on data-driven projects including: the Compass quality of life initiative, which provides information on an array of topics relating to the region's well-being; Minnesota's Homeless Management Information... Read More →
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Amanda Jovaag

University of Wisconsin
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Peter Mathison

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


Tuesday September 27, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
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