December 2019 Newsletter

PolicyMap Mapchats

New and Improved Ways to Tell Your Story with PolicyMap

The New PolicyMap is coming soon, bringing more ways to dig deeper into data on your communities. Here are some of the new features coming your way.

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Hawaii Data Collaborative

Leaders across the State of Hawaii needed to understand the challenges faced by today’s residents of Hawaii using a shared foundation of relevant data. Through statewide access to PolicyMap via the Hawaii Data Collaborative, practitioners are developing data-informed solutions for some of Hawaii’s toughest challenges.

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Updated Data

Neighborhood Parks Access from PolicyMap and the Trust for Public Land is new to PolicyMap and available as of 2019.

Opioid-related Hospitalizations from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project was updated to 2017.

Tax Return data from the IRS Statistics of Income has been updated to 2017. We added tax return trends (change over time) for most indicators, and we added some new data including Returns Filed Electronically.

Hate Crimes data from the FBI has been updated to 2018.

School-age Children in Poverty data by school district from the Census’ Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) has been updated to 2018.

Unemployment, Employment, and Labor Force Participation from the BLS are updated to October 2019.

In case you missed it

WHYY featured PolicyMap and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia study about Housing Repair Needs.

Cityscape, a publication of the Office of Policy Development and Research at HUD, featured PolicyMap and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in this month’s Data Shop article.