Oct. 31: A Portrait of Sonoma County: Creating local dialogue on health equity
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.
Sept. 30: Measure of America at the Smithsonian
September 30 through February 26, 2017 — Measure of America work will be featured in 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”. 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: FitCity 2016
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: High School Graduation in NYC Launch
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.
Apr. 16: DATA2GO.NYC @ Queens Borough Cabinet
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.
Apr. 1: Staten Island Not for Profit Conference
April 1, 2016 — Staten Island, NY. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will present at the 2016 Staten Island Not for Profit Conference. She will host a workshop demoing DATA2GO.NYC as a “free, easy and efficient data analysis and mapping tool that [nonprofits] can start using to make cases for support right away.” For more details, including a link to RSVP, go here.
Mar. 26: State of the District
March 26, 2016 — Brooklyn, NY. New York City Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy Jr. is hosting the 2016 State of the District event, at which Measure of America will be part of a workshop using DATA2GO.NYC to gain a better understanding of what District 36 (Bedford-Stuyveasant and northern Crown Heights) needs and how it’s doing. For more details, including a link to RSVP, go here.
Mar. 18: The Global Goals in New York City
March 18, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be speaking at “The Global Goals in New York City,” a conference convened by the Council on Foundations, the SDG Philanthropy Platform and Philanthropy New York. She will be discussing how work already underway in New York City supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more details, go here.
Mar. 9-11: Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health
March 9-11, 2016 — Baltimore, MD. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be speaking at the inaugural conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to building a transdisciplinary evidence base for a Culture of Health. She will be discussing measures for answering the question, “What is a good life?” The discussion will move beyond traditional measures, such as QALYs and DALYs, and dive into measures for assessing well-being and advancing health equity drawing on global examples. For more details, go here.