Oct. 31: A Portrait of Sonoma County: Creating local dialogue on health equity
October 31, 2016 — Denver, CO. “A Portrait of Sonoma County”, the Measure of America report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS), will be presented at the American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver. The “Ensuring the Right to Health: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Community Health Equity” roundtable at 12:30 pm on Oct. 31 will discuss the success of the efforts spearheaded by the Sonoma County DHS in creating local dialogue on health equity in Sonoma County around the findings of the report, and the use of the Human Development approach in understanding and communicating about health disparities. More information can be found here.
Young and Adrift: Measuring Youth Disconnection in America Today
September 26, 2016 — The Huffington Post
A picture worth examining
September 21, 2016 — Lagniappe Weekly
Sept. 30: Measure of America at the Smithsonian
September 30 through February 26, 2017 — Measure of America work will be featured in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s third exhibition in a series about socially responsible design, “By the People: Designing a Better America”. The exhibition will delve into the challenges that urban, suburban, and rural communities face and feature 60 design projects, including MOA’s interactive data visualization, “Mapping the Measure of America”, which was designed by longtime MOA collaborator, the artist and designer Rosten Woo. For more info, click here.
Sept. 22: “Opening Doors for Youth: Improving Employment Outcomes for At-Risk and Opportunity Youth”
March 26, 2016 — Washington, D.C. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak on a panel on youth disconnection hosted by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The event will bring together experts, advocates and youth to discuss the causes of youth disconnection and ways to improve outcomes for at-risk and disconnected youth.
The Best and Worst States for Health Care
September 12, 2016 — Pharmacy Times
Our opportunity nation
September 9, 2016 — The Boston Globe
Tech Training Program Reaches Out to ‘Opportunity Youth’
August 22, 2016 — Youth Today
Starbucks Brings Job-Training Program to Phoenix to Re-Engage ‘Disconnected Youth’
August 22, 2016 — Phoenix New Times
How To Address the 14% of Young People Who Neither Work Nor Attend School
August 16, 2016 — The Rivard Report