Data for Policy


The Future of Community Indicator Systems

Using community indicators projects to distill data into the right measures to shape action and policy.


The County Health Rankings: “A Treasure Trove of Data”

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a program dedicated to helping communities become healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.


Making Sense of Markets: Using Data to Guide Reinvestment Strategies

The market value analysis (MVA) helps make objective, rigorously analyzed, contemporary market data available to help answer these questions and inform decisions.


In Brief: The Low Income Investment Fund’s Social Impact Calculator

We developed a new tool called the Social Impact Calculator that monetizes—puts a dollar value on—the social value of the projects that we support.

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Health Impact Assessments: Improving Public Health Through Community Development

In 2007, a community developer in Oakland, California, made minor modifications to a planned low-income […]