September 2008 Updates for PolicyMap

As summer winds down and you jump into new projects and challenges, make PolicyMap your choice for quick and easy access to data. PolicyMap continues to add new and updated data, and this month we are thrilled to add some eagerly anticipated datasets. Visit PolicyMap to check them out!

New on PolicyMap:

  • Health: Infant Birth & Mortality and Prenatal Care data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Find this in the new “Health” tab in the Data Layers menu.
  • Hospitals: Hospital locations from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
    Find this in the Add Sites menu.
  • Education: All public, private, and charter schools with links to grades served and enrollment from GreatSchools. Subscribers can also access current and historic test scores for each reporting school. Find these in the “Schools” tab in the Add Sites menu.
  • Crime: FBI crime statistics and rates for reporting cities and places nationwide. Look for these under the “Neighborhood Conditions” tab in the Data Layers menu.
  • New Subscriber Data: New premium subscribers have made their data public including the
    Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), The Philadelphia Foundation, and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers(CNJG). Find these in the “Premium Subscription” tab in the Add Sites menu.

Next Month on PolicyMap:

  • Arts data from the Urban Institute including numbers of people working in various arts related fields and their median wages.
  • School District performance data. This proprietary data from GreatSchools will allow subscribers to compare and map performance of school districts within any state.
  • Detailed education facts about school districts from the New America Foundation.More data-rich Community Profile Report (subscribers only).
  • USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing locations with contact information, total units, and type of units for each location.

Since launching at the start of summer, PolicyMap has gained a growing number of users. If you haven’t visited recently, explore it again. And, remember, we are always interested in how PolicyMap can be most useful to your work, so please contact us with ideas or to learn more about becoming a subscriber.


The PolicyMap Team

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