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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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Monday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Metrics to Improve Equity: 1) How One Community is Using Indicator Data to Fight Poverty; 2) The Demography of Inequality; 3) The Innovative Development of GRAAHI's Health Equity Index to Improve and Sustain Health Conditions in West Michigan

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Three individual presentations with one common thread: using data to improve equity:
1) How One Community is Using Indicator Data to Fight Poverty (Rosenberg)  Rochester NY has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the nation. A focus on community indicator data has led to a high-level, cross-sector effort to reduce poverty in both the city and larger community, with local and state officials leading the effort alongside the United Way. A data team made up of community experts is informing the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, helping to set and measure goals. The initiative is now focused on two of the most troubled neighborhoods in the City, and is collecting household-level data through surveys to try to identify barriers to work and self-sufficiency.

2) The Demography of Inequity (Jarosz) PRB developed a novel approach of tracking well-being for communities in the United States by combining both measures (inequality and poverty) into a composite measure, using a classification scheme, along with interactive visualization tools, to track trends in economic well-being across counties in the U.S. from 1989-present.

3) The Innovative Development of GRAAHI's Health Equity Index to Improve and Sustain Health Conditions in West Michigan (Ivy) With improving the health of African Americans as its main focus, GRAAHI developed its Health Equity Index (GRAAHI's Index or Index) to provide community members, organizations and policymakers with data, resources and recommendations to improve health knowledge and behaviors in West Michigan. This form of information sharing, presented in a simple manner and format, can be more effective and sustainable compared to programs and services that require trainings and consistent funding.

Moderator
avatar for Sarah Treuhaft

Sarah Treuhaft

Director, PolicyLink
Sarah Treuhaft is Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. Sarah coordinates the organization’s work on demographic change and the economy, collaborating with local and national partners... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrae Ivy

Research Coordinator, Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
Andrae Ivy is currently the Research Coordinator of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Andrae is an Epidemiologist who received his Master of Public Health degree from Saint Louis University and his Bachelor of Science degree in... Read More →
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Beth Jarosz

Senior Research Associate, U.S. Programs, Population Reference Bureau
Beth Jarosz is a senior research associate in PRB’s United States Programs. She oversees PRB's work with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health to support their KidsData.org website. She analyzes data from various state and national surveys and other data sources... Read More →
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Erika Rosenberg

Principal, Center for Governmental Research
Erika Rosenberg’s primary focus is helping clients and communities make meaningful use of data to drive productive discussions on performance and think strategically about how to achieve positive change. She has extensive knowledge in areas encompassing education, program evaluation... Read More →


Monday September 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Vista 8th Fl