Newsletter: January 2024

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Using PolicyMap to Support the Evolution of Retail Site Selection

Whether venturing into traditional retail or experiential spaces, accessing the right data and utilizing advanced software for analysis becomes paramount in making informed decisions that align with consumer preferences and market demands. Learn how businesses can use PolicyMap to position themselves for success, with data-driven site selection.

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Improve Health Equity with Social Determinants of Health Data

We’ve simplified the collection of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data through a comprehensive database of the non-medical factors influencing health outcomes and risks.

Interoperable and standardized, the collection includes indicators for Life Expectancy and Mortality, Health and Healthcare Landscape, Infrastructure and Built Environment, Community and Social Context, Food and Nutrition, Education, Healthy Assets and Opportunities, Financial Stability, and Environmental Hazards.

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How To Suggest Data You’re Not Seeing in PolicyMap

Say hello to our brand new Data Suggestion Bar, designed to empower our users to shape the future of data availability on our platform. Have data suggestions for data you want to see? Share your ideas with the PolicyMap team!

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North Carolina Healthcare Foundation

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) is on a mission to improve the health of their communities and make high-quality healthcare equitable and accessible for all. PolicyMap enables the foundation to source and analyze neighborhood-level data, identify gaps in service, and focus on areas with the most need.

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Updated Data

Census American Community Survey (ACS) 2018-2022 data is now available through our maps, charts, reports, and download feature. The ACS data covers an extensive variety of demographic, economic, housing, education, and health data and can be found in almost every menu on PolicyMap.

Designated American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas from U.S. Census Bureau TIGER boundaries, available in PolicyMap as both a boundary overlay and indicator, have been updated to 2022.

Indicators on disadvantaged communities from the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) have been added to PolicyMap.

The National Park Service’s Historic Tax Credit Projects dataset has been updated to include Fiscal Year 2022.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and X (formerly known as Twitter).

In case you missed it

Published Research
Explore scholarly works from students and researchers using PolicyMap.

Cultural context index: A geospatial measure of social determinants of health in the United States published by the National Library of Medicine

We’re hiring!
PolicyMap is growing. We have a NEW! opening for a Data Analyst. Apply today.

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To thank you for your time and feedback, we are offering $10 gift cards.

Open PolicyMap Training Sessions
Offered twice a week. Register here.

Level 1: Learning the basics of PolicyMap Level 2: Learn the Data Loader, Multi-Layer Maps, and other Advanced Features

Open to non-subscribers. Course times rotate weekly. Don’t see a time that works for you?
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Upcoming Events

Join Us!

February 25-29, 2023
Los Angeles, CA

We’re thrilled to return to VIVE. Stop by our booth to learn how PolicyMap can help health and technology leaders improve outcomes, reduce inequalities, and optimize costs.

eTail West
February 26-29, 2023
Palm Springs, CA

PolicyMap joins top minds in retail at eTail West to meet, collaborate, and learn about what’s disrupting the industry today and what’ll change tomorrow. Register here.