Bringing the Data Together

This is the fifth and final post in our month-long Community Owned Data series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We put it all together in this post including an in depth data visualization. If you are interested in the previous posts, we link to them all at the end of this post so make sure you make your way to the end! 

Enseñanzas del Data Dive Latino/a

Each of our eight data dive community meetings were led by community partners and facilitated by members from the particular invited community. Maria Cruz facilitated the conversation during the Latino/a data dive and shares her takeaways in the following audio recording.

Maria Cruz es una facilitadora en nuestra Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad. Ella condujo el grupo para compartir data y sus enseñanzas (con su compañera de equipo en la Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad, Fátima González-Galindo)  

Learning from Listening

This is the third post in a month-long series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We brought the data to specific communities in the form of “data dives”, asked what they thought, and learned a lot from community input and data interpretation! In this post, we share more about what we heard and learned about these five important topics: Reading, Singing and Telling Stories to Children; Family Resilience; Parent/Caregiver Emotional Support; ACEs; and Thriving Children.

What’s a Data Dive?

Last week, we kicked off our month-long “community owned data” blog series. Today’s post shares more details about how “data dives” happened. Part of the idea behind the data dives is to put the power in the hands of specific communities to shape the narrative of what their data “means,” rather than having people without knowledge of community context and history tell the story. That’s why, rather than having generic community-wide events, we decided to hold community-specific data dives where we shared survey results specific to a community, alongside members of that community. Learn more…..

Community Owned Data Series

During the month of June, we will be running a “community owned data” blog series. This is our kick off post! Every other year, Best Starts collects community data that helps guide our funding strategies. To ensure that we are truly partnering with communities and sharing data ownership, Best Starts partnered with specific communities to have conversations about the data and help us understand it. We learned a lot from this process and want to share our learnings with our larger community here. 

How Communities of Opportunity is measuring outcomes collaboratively—and why that matters.

Communities of Opportunity (COO) has launched a rigorous, participatory evaluation to assess outcomes toward strengthening community connections and achieving equity in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity. We caught up with members of COO’s evaluation team, Valerie Tran from BDS Planning & Urban Design and Dr. Kim Tippens, Social Research Scientist from Public…

Request for Proposal: Evaluation of Communities of Opportunity

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is an initiative to create equitable community connection, economic opportunity, health, and housing outcomes regardless of place or race. COO is seeking an agency/organization to conduct an evaluation of this existing initiative. The evaluation will answer the overarching evaluation question: To what extent and in what ways has the initiative’s cross-cutting…