January 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm #783
Every other week I will post press clips that might be of interest to you. They will be listed as replies to this topic.
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Institute for Youth, Education & Families
National League of Cities
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January 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm #784
Press Clips for the week of January 27th
Can the Digital Divide Finally be Bridged?
January 6, 2020
Local leaders are using creative solutions for underserved communities not receiving internet access. One of these solutions is installing a community network, resulting in civic and economic benefits and freedoms. To access the article copy and paste this link: https://www.routefifty.com/tech-data/2020/01/digital-divide-bridged/162243/
Boston University Initiative on Cities
Just Released! 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors
January 21, 2020
The 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors cited infrastructure as the most important topic that presidential candidates should be discussing. To access the article copy and paste this link: http://www.bu.edu/ioc/2020/01/21/2019-menino-survey-of-mayors/
Denser Housing Is Gaining Traction on America’s East Coast
January 3, 2020
Virginia and Maryland are both creating bills to try and solve the housing affordability crises in their states. Both states have differing interests and approaches. To access the article copy and paste this link: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2020/01/maryland-upzoning-bill-density-affordable-housing-zoning/604288/
Philly to start tracking doctors to target opioid overprescribers
January 22, 2020
A new law passed in Philadelphia will require pharmacies to send regular dispatches to the city Health Department for all controlled-substance prescriptions. Health officials are hoping this will help target doctors who are overprescribing opioids. To access the article copy and paste this link: https://whyy.org/articles/philly-to-start-tracking-doctors-to-target-opioid-overprescribers/February 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm #793
Press Clips for the week of February 17th
City Health Dashboard
Building a Culture of Health in Brownsville
January 29, 2020
In 2014 Brownsville, TX received the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize for their efforts in addressing health disparities in their city. The community’s strong social connectedness, biculturalism, and leadership has led to unique collaborations resulting in the city building a culture of health. Link to the article: https://www.cityhealthdashboard.com/story/1153
The Census Already Started in Alaska. Native Translators Are Working to Prevent Undercount Repeat
February 1, 2020
Across the country, tribal and non-English speaking communities are creating guidance and messages in a variety of languages to encourage Census 2020 participation. Link to the article: https://www.routefifty.com/health-human-services/2020/02/fill-language-gap-alaska-natives-translate-census-materials/162816/
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Rewards Innovation in Social Determinants Data Visualization, Announces New Care Transitions Challenge Competition
February 11, 2020
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that Mathematica was the grand prize winner of the Agency’s Visualization Resources of Community Health-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge for its “Community Connector” data visualization tool. The Community Connector tool is designed to help local community members and policy makers understand how social determinants of health are associated with health outcomes. Link to the article: https://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/press-releases/sdoh-challenge-rewards-innovation.htmlMarch 27, 2020 at 5:07 pm #804
Press clips for the week of March 23rd
Health IT Analytics
Top 3 Data Challenges to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
February 17, 2020
The article runs through the top data challenges when addressing the social determinants of health. It is informed by a report from Health Affairs, which is linked in the article.
City Health Dashboard
Life expectancy varies by decades depending on where you live in metro Atlanta
Dave Huddleston & Terah Boyd
February 18, 2020
According to research by New York University Langone Health, life expectancy rates in metro Atlanta vary by five, ten, and twenty years depending on the neighborhood. Researchers also found that neighborhoods with lower life expectancies experience more stress. The link to the full article is on the webpage.
States and Cities Turn to Empty Hotel Rooms to House Homeless and People Ill With Coronavirus
March 24, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, government officials around the U.S. are looking to deserted hotels as places to house patients, homeless people, and those in need of somewhere to stay while they adhere to quarantine guidelines.
In Coronavirus, the U.S. Faces a Problem It Can’t Fix by Segregation
March 24, 2020
For decades, the U.S. has used spatial barricades to isolate advantaged people from serious social ills. To defeat Covid-19, that won’t work.April 17, 2020 at 5:28 pm #806
Press clips for the week of April 13th
One City Is Paying Restaurants to Make Meals for Homeless Shelters
April 2, 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts is providing meals to local homeless shelters through paying local restaurants to provide bagged or boxed meals. The operation started on March 23, and in its first week delivered 1,800 meals to 8 homeless shelters and meal programs.
A County Expands Internet Access with Remote WiFi Hotspots
April 10, 2020
New Castle County in Delaware is providing residents with greater access to the internet by creating free drive-up WiFi hotspots at public buildings. The idea is for residents to sit in hotspot parking lots and use their own devices.
The Washington Post
More than 2,100 U.S. cities brace for budget shortfalls due to coronavirus, survey finds, with many planning cuts and layoffs
April 14, 2020
NLC and the U.S. Conference of Mayors conducted a survey with local officials on how their city is handling coronavirus and how they think their city will be impacted. Cities are expecting sharp declines in tax revenues with businesses closing and workers being let go.
Kaiser Health News
Big Brother Wants To Track Your Location And Health Data. And That’s Not All Bad.
Julie Appleby & Victoria Knight
April 16, 2020
Some public health experts say that collecting personal data may be needed to respond to the coronavirus, which is being met with privacy concerns. The article runs through different types data sharing that could be used to track the coronavirus.
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