Results by Term: Data Management Systems

Local Data as an Equity Tool

Author: Fay Walker, Sonia Torres Rodríguez, Mica O'Brien | Year of Publication: 2021

Data intermediaries and backbone organizations, two types of place-based organizations, play a key role in helping their communities attain equitable outcomes by building local data capacity, creating data-driven partnerships, and centering community voices.

Building out an Effective Case Management System

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families along the cradle-to-career continuum.

How to Use Case Management Data

Author: Urban Institute | Year of Publication: 2016

This video is a guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

Long-term Change Takes Real-time Data

Author: Sarah Gillespie, Mary Bogle | Year of Publication: 2016

This blog post emphasizes the need for collecting data to successfully implement place-based initiatives, like Promise Neighborhoods. It includes a video guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods

Author: The Center for the Study of Social Policy | Year of Publication: 2016

This guidebook highlights the “culture of results” adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained.

Resources for Place-Based Initiatives

Author: Sarah Gillespie and Peter Tatian | Year of Publication: 2015

This brief reviews resources that provide more information and guidance on the major steps discussed in the Urban Institute brief “Six Steps to Success”: (1) define a set of indicators through which to measure and report results, (2) select target populations, and establish baseline population counts and penetration rates, (3) align evidence-based programs to indicators and target populations, (4) inventory available data and decide what original data collection is necessary, (5) establish an appropriate data system, and (6) collect and report on indicators.

Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives

Author: Sarah Gillespie and Peter Tatian | Year of Publication: 2015

A consensus is growing among funders and practitioners that effective performance measurement is essential to improving the results of community change efforts. Gathering and using performance data can be a daunting task, however, particularly for place-based initiatives that engage several service providers and aspire to bring about population-level change.

Continually Improving Promise Neighborhoods: The Role of Case Management Data

Author: Mary Bogle, Sarah Gillespie, Christopher Hayes | Year of Publication: 2015

This report summarizes how to review case management data in the context of a Promise Neighborhood’s strategy, particularly its theory of change and results framework. Although written based on experience gained working with Promise Neighborhoods, the guidance can be adapted to similar place-based and comprehensive change efforts.

Supporting Place-Based Initiatives: Data-Driven Promise in the District of Columbia

Author: Leah Hendey, G. Thomas Kingsley | Year of Publication: 2015

NeighborhoodInfo DC supports the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) and is a partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a peer-learning network operated by the Urban Institute. To inform its planning efforts, DCPNI used the data NeighborhoodInfo DC staff had compiled and analyzed. NeighborhoodInfo DC participated in working groups and shared data on crime, education, and early childhood that highlighted important issues and drove the formation of program strategies.

Building Infrastructure to Support Cross Sector Integration in Early Childhood Work

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2014

This webinar, hosted by the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, discusses how Hayward Promise Neighborhood and other communities are building cohesive systems that coordinate and align services to ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.