Welcome back to part two of our data storytelling series! If you missed the first post, you can read it here.
Over its history, Vitalyst Health Foundation has invested nearly $125 million into Arizona health improvement by supporting efforts that range from building local community gardens, to pushing for better statewide health policy. They’re on a mission to connect, support, and inform efforts to improve the health of individuals and communities in Arizona. We help them accomplish this mission by collaborating and creating their Health Data Dashboard.
Vitalyst had 4 main goals for their dashboard:
For the Vitalyst team, data was difficult to acquire, process, and visualize. In years past, their team was frustrated by inadequate physical maps when trying to visualize place-based health data. Building a comprehensive and detailed understanding of SDOH across the entire state of Arizona was a significant challenge.
We partnered to create a dashboard that reflected Vitalyst’s unique framework for SDOH data and rationale for their approach to funding and advocacy. The Vitalyst Health Data Dashboard displays a breadth of community-level data on housing, transportation, education, climate, equity, and the other elements of a healthy community.
Through mySidewalk platform access, Vitalyst also now has access to over 1.1 billion data values from 40+ different sources, as well as our one-of-a-kind report creator. This enables the team to produce different reports for different causes. For example, see their Concept for Educational Equity Index. This report analyzes social metrics to better understand the quality of education for local students; a game-changing report for the future of Arizona school districts. In addition to school funding and performance, Vitalyst has made reports to support their work in health insurance access, eviction risk, and more.
Healthy, thriving communities start with great data. That's why we’ve built the world’s most comprehensive community data library to power our tools, with over 2.2 billion data points formatted for purpose, organized, and ready to use—all in one place.
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