Community-Driven Data and Evaluation Strategies to Transform Power and Place

With support from The Kresge Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and informed by the BIPOC-led Community Development Corporations in Build Healthy Places Network's Community Innovations for Racial Equity (CIRE) initiative  - Build Healthy Places Network and Verge Impact Partners recognized the importance of developing a tool that aims to more effectively engage communities to identify data and evaluation approaches that prioritize and center residents' voice and vision. They believe that the data we collect, the tools we use to collect it, and who leads and participates in these processes all influence who has the power to shape the future of our communities. Community-Driven Data and Evaluation Strategies to Transform Power and Place is designed to support individuals working in community and institutional spaces to engage in data collection and evaluation strategies that are led, defined, and analyzed by the community itself. By ensuring the community is at the table, getting clear on goals, exploring contextually relevant strategies, and maximizing community power, we can collectively transform power and place.

Community-Driven Data and Evaluation Strategies to Transform Power and Place is also offered alongside BHPN’s updated MeasureUp microsite. The microsite’s new page features BHPN partner resources on “data equity”, including community-driven data collection, analysis, and evaluation tools that help communities more effectively communicate their stories and advocate for their needs through the data process.

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