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Shaping Housing & Digital Access with American Rescue Plan Funds

How targeting ARPA funds can increase housing stability and enhance digital inclusion in your community. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP or ARPA) was created to fund equitable economic recovery efforts and aims to reduce child poverty in the United States. The success of the ARPA re …

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Gauze & Effect Vol. 10: Intersections

In this issue: A letter from Dr. Sarah about intersections (literal and figurative, natch) We've got the best data on affordable housing, and this report template is the bee's knees A peek into our work curating data for equity Where you can find us (irl and virtually) this Fall! A Pr …

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Meet CRAIG 1300™, Your CRA Insight Generator

mySidewalk is excited to announce the launch of CRAIG 1300 in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association! Community Risk Reduction, or CRR, has continued to gain recognition in recent years as an effective approach to mitigating community risks; conducting a CRA that ut …

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Preserving Affordable Housing Starts With A Plan. Here’s How To Begin.

How NLIHC and PAHRC are using mySidewalk to help communities preserve affordable housing. It is no secret that low-income families and households are struggling to find affordable housing options in their neighborhoods all over the United States. If you are reading this, it is likely …

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Gauze & Effect Vol. 9: Spring Cleaning

In this issue: A letter from Dr. Sarah about clearing the clutter Our customers push us to be better and make new things -- this Vaccine Tracker report is pretty cool Chatter from the virtual water cooler and what's helping us take care of ourselves An ICYMI moment about our newest pa …

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Every Child Thrives With A Safe Place to Play: Introducing the Playspace Partnership Assessment

How KABOOM! and MySidewalk are using data to end playspace inequity in the United States. Playtime is a critical part of every child’s growth and development. In addition to boosting a kid’s emotional and social wellbeing, physical activity throughout childhood lays the foundation for …

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Locate Your Community's Affordable Housing with Data from the NHPD

NEW: National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD) indicators are now available to all mySidewalk subscribers.

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mySidewalk's COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

During times of uncertainty, your community wants facts. At mySidewalk, we’ve spent the last year supporting our partners as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been alongside them as they navigated outbreaks, economic damage, and Public Health policy response. A consistent t …

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The Case For Affordable Housing In Every Community: Introducing the Housing Affordability Report

The United States is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. This crisis stems from a widespread and acute lack of affordable low income, and supportive housing across the United States in all communities - urban, suburban, and rural. The lack of access to affordable, low income an …

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National Public Health Week 2021: Perseverance in Public Health

This past year, public health - the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities - has connected us all. Across the globe, citizens have looked to leaders in public health for next steps and much needed hope. There's never been a better time to show o …

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A Complete Picture of Health: Introducing the80

80% of what makes us healthy or unhealthy happens outside of the doctor’s office and in our neighborhoods and greater enviornment. COVID-19 placed a spotlight on health inequities and the critical role Community Health Workers play in helping members navigate numerous systems of care …

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Fire Performance: Continuity in a Crisis

For the more than 200 million Americans living in rural areas, one fire department might cover miles and miles of land. At the spike of COVID-19, EMS volume rose to levels never before seen while the effect of the virus on staffing left safety providers with a much-reduced ability to …

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Data-Powered Advocacy: The Vitalyst Health Data Dashboard Story

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Gauze & Effect Vol. 8: The Core

In this issue: A letter from Dr. Sarah about cold air, core exercises and the year ahead Amazing new data from CDC and three ways it can show insights Chatter from the virtual water cooler and pictures of our pets An ICYMI moment about the word Equity A hard-hitting interview with one …

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10-Minute Maps: Where do residents without vehicles face the greatest transportation barriers?

Why does this question matter? Access to convenient, reliable transportation is critical for a high quality of life. Residents without viable transportation options will find it harder to stay employed, to eat healthy meals, or see a doctor. In the US, our car-centric infrastructure m …

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Holyoke Medical Center CHNA Paints Powerful Picture of Community Needs

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5 Eye-opening Data Lessons after a Year of Sheltering at Home

5 Eye-opening Data Lessons after a Year of Sheltering at Home

We believe that data in the right hands can make a better world. This has never been more apparent to us than in the past 12 months. That’s because data has done some incredible things this year. Here are just a few examples: We have sheltered at home watching Covid cases rise and fal …

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There should be no such thing as an "Equity Dashboard"

On January 26th, President Biden signed multiple Executive Orders addressing America’s shameful legacy of structural racism in the carceral system, housing and the economy. This comes as welcome news for the hundreds of communities we serve at mySidewalk who have been at the front lin …

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Fire Data: Having an RMS Isn't Enough

Fire Data: Having an RMS Isn't Enough

Your fire department likely has a Record Management System (RMS). But it probably isn’t giving you the insights you need. This article explains why a standalone RMS isn’t enough, and why using a mySidewalk Fire Performance Dashboard as an RMS add-on will help you save more lives.

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An Attack on Democracy

A view of the U.S. Capitol at sunset. Photo belongs to: www.aoc.gov

Early in my career, I spent some time in Washington, D.C. and at the Capitol. It's always had a special place in my heart and stood for the possibility of what we can do together as a country. By a coincidence of timing, I was working for my Congressman during the Bush / Gore election …

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Download, Map, & Share New ACS 5-Year Estimates

We updated over 500 million data values with the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates 2015-2019. Reliable, relevant data is foundational for meaningful community decision-making and storytelling. Our latest update from the ACS is a part of our promise to provide mor …

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