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Posted by saviadmin on Sep 8, 2015

WFYI’s new series, “INTERSECTIONS features powerful visualizations by SAVI

WFYI has launced a new multimedia series, Intersections that explores the complex issues that intersect some of Indy’s most challenged areas. Visit https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections to learn more about the series.

We’re glad to share that SAVI helped develop the interactive visualizations that are featured in WFYI’s Intersections series. It is increasingly recognized that socio-economic factors play a large role in neighborhood crime rates and SAVI’s visualizations highlight unemployment rates, poverty rates, and educational attainment for Marion County and the six distressed neighborhoods.

WFYI also utilized The Polis Center’s Project on Religion and Urban Culture to obtain histories of the neighborhoods where the DPS focus areas are located.

Head over to https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections#chapter-247079 to explore our powerful visualizations and visit https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections to read all of the stories.

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The 2009-2013 five-year average of unemployment in all of Indianapolis compared to each of the six focus areas.

 

 

 

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Posted by saviadmin on Jul 29, 2015

The Crucial Role of Data in Improving Public Health

It’s a common question: Where should public health departments allocate their limited resources to address the most pressing health issues?

The Polis Center, the Regenstrief Institute, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and the Marion County Public Health Department have embarked on a project to help answer this question. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this innovative method for using health data could change the way decisions are made by public health professionals.

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