From Complex Datasets to NYU's City Health Dashboard
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80% of the US population lives in cities. But until recently, few measures have been available for cities to assess health, the factors that shape it, and the drivers of health equity. NYU School of Medicine's Department of Population Health set out to change that — making comprehensive city- and neighborhood-level health data available to the world.
In this webinar we explore how the City Health Dashboard is helping to drive smarter health decision making by city leaders, and take a look under the hood at the data platform and visualizations that make it possible.
Data that informs smarter decision making is a critical tool for nonprofits and issue-driven organizations to drive progress in today’s world. In this webinar, we’ll explore:
- How to present complex data so that it is understandable and useful for decision-maker audiences
- The user experience and technology approaches used to create the City Health Dashboard.
- How your organization can take advantage of its data to make progress on the issues you are working to improve.
By the end of the webinar, you will armed with a good understanding of the fundamentals of engaging decision makers with data in order to take your own complex datasets to the next level.
Program Director, City Health Dashboard, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Shoshanna is leading the effort to bring city-level health and health determinant data to the 500 largest cities across the U.S. Her previous experience includes working for the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund in Boston to build the health, social, environmental, and economic case for community development in 9 historically under-resourced neighborhoods; as we all for the Community Health Care Association of New York State to provide technical assistance for systems change projects around cancer screening, childhood obesity, mental health, and other health issues to community health centers in underserved areas. Shoshanna received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and is currently completing her Doctorate in Public Health at Harvard University.
Vice President of Solutions, Forum One
Kurt manages web development projects, identifies and cultivates new client opportunities, and guides the expansion of Forum One’s product line to better serve clients. He leads the implementation of technology services with the overarching goal of helping clients increase their impact. He has a Bachelor’s in English and Philosophy from Randolph-Macon College and a Master’s in Information Systems Management from George Washington University. Kurt came to Forum One after serving as the acting CTO for the National Nonprofit Practice of Commerce One Global Services. Kurt also advises senior executives about technology, trends, investment planning, and execution.