Newsletter: June 2023


Improving Health Outcomes by Investing in Affordable Housing

Health and healthcare organizations seeking to improve health outcomes while reducing costs are prioritizing investments in Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). With new nonprofit location data from Candid now available in PolicyMap, finding local nonprofits with whom to partner in neighborhoods across the country has never been easier.

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Which Communities Are Most At-Risk When Air Quality Diminishes?

As the wildfires in Canada affect the air quality in the northeast, doctors warn that some groups are more susceptible to becoming ill and may need treatment in emergency rooms. PolicyMap data can help locate at-risk populations.

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Another Hurricane Season Approaches. Prepare with Data on Resiliency and Vulnerability.

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) – now updated to the latest release for 2020.

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health

To conduct Community Health Assessments, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health utilizes PolicyMap’s neighborhood-level data and stunning visualizations to develop action plans, supplement patient-level data, create community profiles, and communicate results.

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Updated Data

The locations of hospitals and nursing facilities from HRSA have been updated in PolicyMap to 2023. These are available in the Health menu.

A key update on the MSA/Non-MSA Energy Community designations from the US Dept of Energy has been released and incorporated into PolicyMap’s Collection of Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data. This latest data now shows MSAs/Non-MSAs that meet both the FFE threshold and the unemployment rate requirement – and therefore these areas are designated as Energy Communities for IRA tax credit bonuses. For more information on accessing this data, explore Collection of Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data.

The University of South Carolina’s Hazards Vulnerability Research Institute’s Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) has been updated to the latest release, for 2020. BRIC indicators measure resilience to a variety of challenges at the county level, currently measured for 6 categories: Social, Economic, Infrastructure, Institutional, Community, and Environmental.

New data from Candid on the locations of nonprofit organizations has been added to PolicyMap. It is available to subscribers under the Quality of Life menu.

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July 10 – 13, 2023
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PolicyMap’s Back to School Webinar
August 8th & 10th, 2023

To kick start the upcoming academic year, we’re hosting Back To School Webinars for students, researchers, and faculty. We’ll review how our mapping and analytics platform can be used across disciplines. Join us as we demo new data and features, share upcoming data updates, review helpful support resources, and answer audience questions.

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