Have you ever wanted to know where more people experience the risks of crime, inadequate access to food, emergency room visits for overdose, pedestrian accidents, violence or poor health?
Would your organization benefit from seeing where community resources are (or are not) located? Resources like child care, behavioral health services, gardens or groceries, parks or bike paths?
Do you dedicate time meeting with neighborhoods and community members to explore and make decisions about local problems and their solutions?
Participants will learn to use easily accessible data and visual tools to strengthen their organization’s community engagement, report writing, planning and policy efforts. We will emphasize how to explore and move into action a variety of information covering social, health and education factors and resources in your neighborhoods, cities and counties.
Your new skills will help you facilitate group discussions and collective decision making. Use these skills to effectively target your resources, write grant proposals, plan and manage your public programs, and conduct health impact assessments and policy debates.
We will focus on 3 interactive websites: New Mexico Indicator Based Information System, American Factfinder, and the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC). The featured web service will be ArcGIS Online mapping services and NMCDC Featured Maps: http://nmcdc.maps.arcgis.com/home/gallery.html