Social Services

The Promise of Data and Collaboration in Tackling Homelessness

Cities addressing homelessness face numerous challenges: counting and classifying populations; defining and pursuing actionable goals; harnessing reso...

Why Data Sharing Should Be Government’s Default

Government needs to adopt a share-first mentality for departmental data. Its easy exchange should be the default, not the arduous and exceptional resu...

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Education

Data Science for Social Good is Making a Mark, Starting a Movement

We’re starting to learn more and more how data can change the way we live and improve the services that we rely on. Whether it’s predicting the next w...

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Public Health

Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill

Today, after decades of deinstitutionalization of all but the most critically ill patients from state mental hospitals, America's jails are the centra...

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Social Services

Using Data Analytics and Mapping to Understand and Solve the Opiate Crisis

Americans are dying at an unprecedented rate from opiate drug poisoning -- the national average stands at 78 fatal overdoses per day. Heroin and presc...

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