Did One Good Map Bring Low Cost Internet to Thousands of Low Income Cleveland Residents?

Readers of the Health Data Matters Blog know that I’ve been advocating for recognition of high speed internet access as a social determinant of health. Readers also know we believe that well constructed data visualizations can be very compelling. Well, our colleagues at Connect Your Community 2.0 (CYC) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) just made this point for…

The FCC Learns About HealthDataMatters.org!

I had the privilege of helping to organize a visit to Cleveland by the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force earlier this week. The Task Force’s “Beyond the Beltway Series” is an opportunity for FCC Commissioners to understand and promote the “transformative power of broadband technologies and next-generation communications services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance…

Communicating Health Data Through Stories: One Opportunity and One Resource

Does it seem like infographics came out of nowhere? Many organizations are using them as an effective way to convey information and motivate action. If you want to learn more about this exciting tool, the Community Indicators Consortium recently hosted a webinar entitled ‚ÄúData Storytelling Using Infographics: Why, How and Where to Create Them.” Through our institutional membership to the…