Newsletter: September 2022

Ocean Waves Slam Boardwalk inFlorida Hurricane

Prepare For Hurricanes with Data on Resiliency and Vulnerability

As the United States braced for Hurricane Ian to make landfall this week, our team thought about the emergency management officials readying to respond. A number of indicators in PolicyMap can help emergency management officials identify which communities may have the most difficulty dealing with the natural disaster, including the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) and the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI).

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Announcing PolicyMap’s Premium Data Download Launch

The Premium Download Modal feature is available in the latest version of PolicyMap for all premium- and enterprise-level subscribers. The updated feature allows users to easily visualize our datasets in other tools such as Tableau and integrate into existing workflows using SQL, R, Python, and more.

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund

To illustrate the impact of the grant partners and locate service gaps in Michigan communities, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund relied on PolicyMap’s mapping platform and extensive SDOH data.

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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy dig deeper into clinical outcomes using PolicyMap’s comprehensive social determinants of health data.

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Updated Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated through July 2022. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for July 2022. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Coming Soon: University of Wisconsin’s Area Deprivation Index (ADI), to identify neighborhoods that are most socioeconomically disadvantaged.

[FEATURES UPDATE] The legacy version of PolicyMap will be sunset at the end of October. Please note, basic user logins will be disabled in November, so login and download any previously saved maps or saved work. Contact us to learn more.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and Twitter.
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Upcoming Events

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7th Annual Root Cause Coalition National Summit

October 4-6, 2022
Minneapolis, MN

The Root Cause Coalition’s Annual National Summit brings together representatives from health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers convene to share best practices. To finally achieve health equity we must work together, across sectors of service, to address systemic racism and the social determinants of health. Conference information here.

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

October 5-9, 2022
St. Pete Beach, FL

PolicyMap is proud to sponsor the event promoted and presented by the five National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo). Registration information here.

2022 OFN Conference [SOLD OUT]

October 18-21, 2022
New York, NY

PolicyMap is excited to join an incredible group of CDFIs at the event hosted by Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). Conference information here.

Follow and join the conversation using hashtags #2022OFNConf and #InvestInChange.

2022 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference

October 16–19, 2022
Harrisburg, PA

The PaLA Conference offers the most comprehensive opportunity for members of the Pennsylvania library community to learn from leaders in the profession, experts in related fields, as well as from each other. Registration information here.

National Council of State Housing Agencies 2022 Annual Conference & Showplace

October 22-25, 2022
Houston, TX

We are excited to explore solutions to the affordable housing community’s toughest, fast-moving challenges with NCSHA members. Registration information here.