Webinar on HealthyCity.org Mapping Tools

Dear all,

Hope you are having a good week!

The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) is collaborating with HealthyCity.org to bring you a webinar on how organizations can use mapping tools in their efforts to provide legal services to their communities.

WHAT: HealthyCity.org Presentation on Mapping

WHERE: Online Webinar

WHEN: Monday, June 14th, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

REGISTRATION: Please register by clicking on the registration link in the invitation below.

Below is a quick description of the session as well as a request to organizations to send in your research questions so that we may tailor the presentation to your needs.  Research questions are due on Thursday, May 27th.

Webinar Description:

Organizations across California use HealthyCity.org’s state-of-the-art mapping and charting capabilities to improve their communities. The presentation will focus on the HealthyCity.org website, which enables users to search for community services and find information on health and socio-economic data to support policy, planning, and advocacy efforts. Beyond providing free access to the largest database of community services and localized data variables, HealthyCity.org offers the ability to “tell your own story” by uploading your own data or multimedia to the system. We will tailor the presentation to address the specific research questions generated by the LAAC membership.

Request for Research Questions from legal services organizations (due Thursday, May 27th):

Healthy City helps people visualize information that informs the work they do in their local communities and across the state of California. To help us tailor this training to meet your needs, please take a moment to think about some of the research questions you might have in your work, and how mapping or charting this information might be helpful in clarifying an issue, or helping to make your argument. Here are a few examples of research questions that can be mapped or otherwise displayed on HealthyCity.org:

  1. Where is there a high concentration of Families living below Poverty in my city, and are there resources available (such as food, shelter, and financial assistance)?
  2. Where are the legal services in my community (or city, or political jurisdiction), and what types of services do they provide?
  3. How do the crime rates in my county compare to the state of California?
  4. Where are welfare offices/health clinics in relationship to consumers and clients?

Please click here to send us your research questions. Please share one or two of your research questions by May 27th.

Thanks, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.

Best regards,

Vivian Chen
Program Coordinator
Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
433 California Street, Suite 815
San Francisco, CA  94104
(415) 834-0100 x312
fax: (415) 834-0202

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