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COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

  • Seek to tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge in the community.

  • Pair tools and methodology with local resources already in existence.

  • Support and empower local organizations through true democratization of data, insights, and visualizations.

 

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HUMAN-CENTERED
APPROACH

  • Incorporate the “lived experience” in analyses and data storytelling.

  • Advocate for equity, providing insight into disparities present in race, ethnicity, gender, and age.

  • Data security, including HIPAA and FERPA are non-negotiable and foundational to our data architecture.

 

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HYPER LOCALIZED
DATA

  • Provide neighborhood level statistics (census tract or block group), allowing deeper look at county populations.

  • Triangulate multiple data sources to strengthen accuracy of models and analyses, making data more actionable.

  • Utilize local partner data through Data Usage Agreements.

 

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DEEP TECHNOLOGICAL
EXPERTISE

  • Leverage years of experience in technical and consulting sectors.

  • Robust toolbox, including R, Python, SAS, ArcGIS, SQL, AWS, Full Stack Dev, and Tableau.

  • Academic and professional experience in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Machine Learning.

  • Start up approach: innovative, comfort in ambiguity, aim high, and fail fast.

 

OUR IMPACT

$1.8M

1,291

Pro Bono Data Science Support

Number of Metrics
in the Community Data Platform

1,125

Commits to Github

21

Data Use
Agreements Executed

FOUNDATIONAL WORK

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COMMUNITY DATA PLATFORM

The Community Data Platform (CDP) is a cloud-based AWS MySQL relational database containing over 1,500 tract-level community metrics ingested and cleaned from a variety of sources, including the Census Bureau, Annie E Casey Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, BLS, FHFA, CDC, and DHHS. This collection of "analysis ready" data allows researchers, nonprofits, and community organizations to peruse and freely download data providing a holistic view at community health.

 

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES NC DASHBOARD 

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The Healthy NC 2030 taskforce established a north star for localities and organizations to mobilize to accomplish North Carolina’s most pressing goals across housing, education, public health, and economic opportunity. Our Healthy Communities NC Dashboard enables alignment of community data collection and analysis to the Healthy NC 2030 initiative in order to empower shared hypothesis generation, goal setting, and program measurement.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Our data insights are only as strong as our partnerships with the community. We’re grateful to have a growing list of institutional and community partners who believe that big data can change the world and build a better tomorrow.

In order to amplify data capacity in the state, we provide a variety of data support packages.

Click here to see some examples of our methodology at work.