Measure of America paints a portrait of well-being and access to opportunity in America’s communities.
We work with partners to breathe life into numbers, using original data analysis and research, engaging visualizations, and participatory processes to spur meaningful dialogue about inequality and access to opportunity across ideological divides.
SOME OF OUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE:
Shaping Policy in Sonoma County
Sonoma County identified over fifty concrete impacts of A Portrait of Sonoma County one year after the report’s release. Impacts span areas from health policy and education to philanthropy and public art.
Galvanizing Action for Youth in Phoenix
A 2012 MOA report, One in Seven, found that Phoenix had the highest youth disconnection rate among big US cities, galvanizing vigorous local efforts to get kids back on track.
Building DATA2GO for New York City
This public online mapping and data tool includes over 350 well-being indicators; map them by community district or create a dashboard for your neighborhood!
Furthering Fair Housing with the White House
MOA was one of the organizations invited by the White House Office of Management and Budget to collaborate on making data on opportunity in neighborhoods easily accessible.
Creating Tools for Accountability in California
California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins urged her colleagues to use A Portrait of California to track the state’s progress in creating opportunities for every child.
Visualizing Health Challenges
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene turned to MOA to help develop innovative health fact sheets for every NYC community. Check out your neighborhood!
Using Data for Social Justice
In partnership with the ACLU, MOA found that enforcement of nuisance ordinances often ends up evicting crime victims and deters them from calling for emergency assistance. ACLU's litigation and legislative advocacy is helping to reduce these unjust practices.
Stimulating Human Development Research in the U.S.
Human development, a vibrant research field the world over, has been relatively overlooked in the U.S. MOA’s American Human Development Index shines a spotlight on this valuable approach.
Democratizing Data for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Every day, policy-makers, nonprofit leaders, service-delivery organizations, and many others download MOA datasets to inform analysis, policies, and decision-making.
Measure of America works with partners to breathe life into numbers. These partners include city and local governments, foundations, and nonprofits from across the United States.