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Visualize the Impact of Substance Misuse with Data Storytelling

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 94% of individuals ages 12 and older with a substance use disorder did not receive any treatment that year. Unfortunately, many of our communities can relate to this heartbreaking statistic. With data, it’s possible to raise awareness about harm reduction and connect those in need to treatment and recovery resources. In this webinar, Maggie Kauffman, Strategic Partnership Manager, and Stephen Ma, an applied epidemiology fellow working in overdose prevention, will discuss how Baltimore City Health Department uses data-driven insights to improve overdose response efforts and guide its strategic plan to fight overdoses in the city.

We're heading to NACCHO 360 July 10-13 in Denver, CO. If you have questions, we'd love to chat in person! Stop by Booth #75 to learn more about our public health solutions.

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Use mySidewalk Data Guides to Find Impactful Insights

In this webinar, data storytelling experts Kaitlyn Foster and Amanda Nelson will provide a thorough overview of mySidewalk Guides — what they are, the value they provide, the outcomes they foster, and tips for how you can use Guides to offer real impact in your work. This webinar will also dive more deeply into the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Guide, including recommended data, templates to get you started, additional data sets to consider and real-life customer examples to inspire you.

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How to Build Inclusive Communities through Equitable Entrepreneurship

City leaders are responsible for making choices that drive inclusive, entrepreneur-led growth in their communities. Data plays a major role in helping policymakers understand the economic standings and business development of a particular place. Learn more about the Inclusive Entrepreneurship Insights Hub and how it has helped Nia Richardson, Managing Director of KC Bizcare, optimize her office's strategy in engaging and supporting burgeoning entrepreneurs from historically undeserved communities, and industries.

Using Community Data to Prioritize Food Insecurity Needs

Everyone deserves equitable access to nutrient-dense food in a community, but many families struggle to find their next meal. The Food Insecurity report template, created by mySidewalk Solution Engineer Justin Moss, helps users answer six major questions about food insecurity in their community. Join Justin, Lourdes Aceves, NLC Director of Health and Wellness, and David Valdiviezo, mySidewalk Strategic Partnerships Manager, as they discuss barriers to healthy food access, how food insecurity impacts community outcomes, and how to improve food security in communities nationwide.

Driving Strategic Discussions Using Your Community Risk Assessment

Like most fire leaders, you know Community Risk Reduction is a part of today’s Fire Service. But you may be stuck where you are and unsure how to advance to the next level. Your risk assessment feels unused, and conversations fall on an unengaged audience. This webinar covers a simple guide to implementing your Community Risk Assessment into conversations that lead to action.

A New Era for Public Health: How to Leverage Community Data for COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed globally entrenched inequities that the field of Public Health has been battling for decades. This webinar spotlights two health agencies and the innovative ways they harnessed community data to respond to the pandemic, leveraging both qualitative data and powerful personal stories. The conversation will also highlight opportunities for city-county collaboration and the challenges of intergovernmental decision-making.

How to Use Community Data to Prioritize Public Safety Needs

Do you know how to assess, identify and prioritize public safety needs in your community? With community data, it's easy for changemakers, city leaders and elected officials to take an equitable approach to public safety. Learn how first responders, EMS, and other public safety leaders can use CRAIG 1300 alongside community data to reduce risk and increase public safety in your neighborhood. Chief William Broscious of the Columbia Fire Department will speak.

Microbusiness, Major Data: How to Use Microbusiness Data to Understand Your Economy

Did you know that microbusinesses have a real, lasting impact on a local economy? Explore microbusiness data in your community with the mySidewalk platform! Users have access to six microbusiness data indicators through a partnership with GoDaddy Venture Forward. In this conversation, Senior Data Analyst Drew Stiehl walks users through the indicators, and Strategic Partnerships Manager Maggie Kauffman explores use-case examples.

How to Use Community Data for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) & Grant Targeting

Grant writing season is here and targeting is underway! As your city works to invest in your community’s greatest needs, finding accurate information that can guide people to decisions together is key. Today, Hilary Browning shares how Seek helps her and city leadership decide where to invest $138 million in ARPA funds for the City of Dayton, Ohio.

Data-Driven Insights to Drive Social Determinants of Health Impacts

Blue Shield of California (BSC) leverages data-driven insights to help communities address the social determinants of health and decrease health inequities. A great example of this work is the “Neighborhood Health Dashboard,” an online tool that BSC, in partnership with mySidewalk, has made free and for public use, to provide support to better understand the micro, mesa, and macro level influences of health in neighborhoods.

How to Assess Affordable Housing Needs with Community Data

Solving for affordable housing now is vital for generations to come. How should you invest? Where are the highest needs? Learn how your town or city can use the National League of Cities' latest data tool, Seek Cities, to inform and communicate about critical decisions on housing programs, investments, and the impacts of housing stability in your community.

How to Reduce Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Building True Cultural Competency

The panel addresses how to leverage social determinants to drive more empathy and better outcomes and takes audience questions. Each roundtable expert shares strategies and best practices on how the adoption of SDOH initiatives can be a pathway to bridging the long-standing racial disparities gap in healthcare. This webinar is hosted by Shared Purpose Connect.

Possibilities with Property Data and How to Use Indicators Effectively

With more than 750 new indicators that measure attributes of property, taxes, and the built environment, there are an additional 2 billion data points right at your fingertips! Learn how to explore timely, neighborhood-level information about real estate, land use, property values, taxes and so much more to make the best decisions for your community.

Fire Data Analytics: It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard

If you're like most fire leaders, you know how important it is to have the right fire data analytics. This webinar covers a simple guide to improving the analysis, presentation, and application of your data. Join us as Sara Wood, Director of Fire Solutions with mySidewalk, explains how to start where you are with your fire data. You'll also get insights into the most successful strategies from industry analysis, from mySidewalk's Chief Technology Officer, Matt Barr.

Public Health Storytelling: Adapt CHIPs & CHAs for Change

In this webinar, join Dr. Sarah Martin and Kate Mallula from the mySidewalk Health team as they discuss ways that Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) can be revitalized and relaunched for our new reality. With a few simple shifts in language, CHIPs and CHAs can truly democratize data and empower communities to advocate for real, long-lasting change.

Calculating Effective Response Force Total Time

Learn how to calculate a complex, but essential, data point to manage your fire team’s performance: Effective Response Force Total Time. In this webinar, Sara Wood, our resident fire expert, explains the importance of ERF and teaches you how to calculate it.

City Hall in Your Living Room

Listen to three local government leaders across technology and health share their experiences adapting to shifting needs. Our panelists cover a range of topics such as making remote work transitions, handling communications, planning, and how to keep moving forward with new challenges. Read our blog post covering 5 key takeaways from the conversation.

Getting Eyes on Your Community Story: An Interview with Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

How do you get people to care about your Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)? How do you get people to not only see the data—but get involved? In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Martin sat down with our friends from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department to learn how they have used their CHIP dashboard to make a difference in their community.

Designing for Accessibility

This webinar focuses on why you should make your dashboard accessible and how you can make it look good, communicate your message, and provide optimal accessibility for those in your community who may be visually impaired. Just like we can't imagine a government building not having wheelchair accessibility, we believe everyone should have equal access to the information we share publicly through our dashboards.

Becoming Indispensable: Public Health Agencies as Chief Data Storytellers

In this webinar, we explore best practices for crafting effective messages on social and economic policy using the experiences of our public health partners. We also explore how the mySidewalk template library can save time when a health department is asked for analysis on housing, economic development, transportation or education.