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Bridging Health Disparities with Data: mySidewalk's Journey to Data-Driven Empowerment

In a world where data dictates directions, mySidewalk stands as a beacon of innovation, guiding hospitals, healthcare organizations, researchers, health equity officers, and community leaders toward a future free of health disparities. As we gear up for an inspiring presentation at th …

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Generative AI will democratize data for Changemakers

Few things have been as rewarding for our team as hearing stories like San Francisco's efforts toward VisionZero, KABOOM!’s recognition at the White House, or seeing familiar faces in the New York Times: Fort Worth and San Antonio.

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5 Ways to Use mySidewalk's CoWrite Feature


Introducing a groundbreaking method for crafting data narratives. In today's data-driven world, narrative and context are essential for interpreting data and making informed decisions. That's why mySidewalk has developed CoWrite, an innovative AI writing assistant feature.

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The Importance of Data Storytelling for Public Policy

Why Data Storytelling Holds the Key to Effective Public Policy As a data enthusiast, one of my favorite quotes comes from Edward Tufte, who famously remarked that "Data does not speak for itself; it must be read, filtered, and interpreted." In today's data-driven world, this maxim has …

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Environmental Justice For All: Developing equitable places with data-driven plans

Being in a position to make change is certainly no small task. As community leaders, developers, planners, city managers, and beyond, you wield the power to shape the places you care about the most for the better.

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8 Things to Understand About Food Insecurity and How Data Storytelling Helps Us Find Solutions

Food is more than just sustenance; it is a fundamental human right and a source of comfort, culture, and community. Yet, across the country, millions face the harsh reality of food insecurity. Not only does the issue threaten physical and mental health outcomes but it also undermines …

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Data's mission-critical role in overcoming Substance Use Disorders

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Over the past decade, more and more communities have felt the deep, personal impacts substance use disorders (SUDs) are having on families, neighborhoods, and even their cities as a whole. The major public health issue has affected millions of people worldwide and requires a multi-fac …

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Revolutionizing the Data Storytelling Narrative


While many of us are still catching on, mySidewalk has had a front-row seat to communities across the country using data storytelling as a tool to build stronger communities. In the beginning, organizations came to us looking to communicate complex information in compelling and engagi …

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 3: Build and Share Impactful Data Stories


Welcome to the final installment of our data storytelling series. If you missed part one or part two, please review them whenever it’s convenient for you. If you’ve been following along, thanks for hanging with us.

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 2: Quickly Find Community Insights


Welcome back to part two of our data storytelling series! If you missed the first post, you can read it here.

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Data Storytelling Jobs Part 1: Access to Community Data


If you haven’t been around here before, or you haven’t been around recently, welcome! We’re so glad that you’re here. mySidewalk is on a mission to democratize data and equip changemakers with tools to build stronger communities. We do this through our full-stack data storytelling pla …

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Seeing 20/20: How Indiana Makes Clear Investments into Affordable Housing


If you only had $30 to spend at a grocery store, what would you buy to get the most out of your limited resources? Maybe you’d buy some protein, some rice, a handful of produce, and a half gallon of milk. If there was room, maybe you could splurge on a treat for your children. Regardl …

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Hope at the Center: A Changemaker Profile

At mySidewalk, we have the honor of supporting changemakers all over the country. In this article, we highlight a team who continues to inspire us — The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. Specifically, we're profiling the work of Path4Hope, the County's holistic approach …

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The Places that Shape Us: a Changemaker Profile


At mySidewalk, we have the honor of supporting changemakers all over the country. In this article, we highlight one of those unique champions who inspire us: Nicole Augustine. She's a Public Health advocate, master storyteller, and an all-around joy to know.

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Evolving With Our Customers: The New CHA Solution

Four years ago, the team at mySidewalk faced a new challenge: how to make Community Health Assessments (CHAs) sing. We didn’t literally want them to sing (we do love karaoke, but maybe not in this situation), but we wanted them to be as interesting and engaging as our Community Health …

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How CRAIG 1300™ Can Help Your Organization Win Federal Grants

In a dream world, if money were no object, how would you improve your community?

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Generating Affordable Housing Insights for the State of Nebraska


The Ask When the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) approached our team, they were at a crossroads. Data tables living on the website were freely available for nonprofit housing organizations, developers and local community stakeholders to sift through, but the clunky number …

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The Perfect Fit: HUD Low-Mod Data in mySidewalk


mySidewalk added HUD Low- and Moderate-Income data to our platform. This data is a critical component of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications, and helps housing and community development practitioners see where low- and moderate-income populations are located in their …

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Home is Where the Heart Is

Take a drive through pockets of any city, and you will see them. You may avert your eyes because you know what they mean. You may mistakenly attribute it to a massive spring cleaning effort.

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GoDaddy's Venture Forward Collaborates with mySidewalk to Create Microbusiness Impact Report

We're excited to announce a new partnership with GoDaddy Venture Forward! Through this work, mySidewalk subscribers can generate customized reports that tell the story of small businesses wherever they live.

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Three CRAIG 1300™ Data Indicators to Help Reduce Risk in Your Community


Whether you're a city official or a public safety leader, your community is bound to have risks. In fact, most communities contain multiple dangers or hazards that can negatively affect its citizens. But there are also many ways to reduce potential problems and spot patterns. As Will …

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