October 31, 2016 — Denver, CO. “A Portrait of Sonoma County”, the Measure of America report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS), will be presented at the American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver. The “Ensuring the Right to Health: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Community Health Equity” roundtable at 12:30 pm on Oct. 31 will discuss the success of the efforts spearheaded by the Sonoma County DHS in creating local dialogue on health equity in Sonoma County around the findings of the report, and the use of the Human Development approach in understanding and communicating about health disparities. More information can be found here.
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September 30 through February 26, 2017 — Measure of America work will be featured in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s third exhibition in a series about socially responsible design, “By the People: Designing a Better America”. The exhibition will delve into the challenges that urban, suburban, and rural communities face and feature 60 design projects, including MOA’s interactive data visualization, “Mapping the Measure of America”, which was designed by longtime MOA collaborator, the artist and designer Rosten Woo. For more info, click here.
Sept. 22: “Opening Doors for Youth: Improving Employment Outcomes for At-Risk and Opportunity Youth”
March 26, 2016 — Washington, D.C. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak on a panel on youth disconnection hosted by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The event will bring together experts, advocates and youth to discuss the causes of youth disconnection and ways to improve outcomes for at-risk and disconnected youth.
June 8, 2016 — Brooklyn, NY. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will present Measure of America’s work, especially DATA2GO.NYC, at FitCity 2016. FitCity is an annual conference that convenes stakeholders across diverse disciplines such as architecture, public health, urban planning, academia, and community development, to champion the role of design in creating healthy neighborhoods. More details about the event can be found here.
May 11, 2016 — Brooklyn, NY. Measure of America will release its first DATA2GO.NYC report: High School Graduation in New York City: Is Neighborhood Still Destiny?. This report contributes to the ongoing discussion around high school choice and outcomes in the City by presenting the on-time graduation rates for high school students not by the schools they attend, since those data are already available, but rather by the neighborhoods they call home, and by exploring the relationship between neighborhood-level social and economic indicators and graduation rates.
April 16, 2016 — Queens, NY. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will present at the April meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet. She will host a workshop demoing DATA2GO.NYC.