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Data Driven: How Tracking and Measurement Can Help Improve Communities 

May 2015 ENGAGE Magazine 

This edition of ENGAGE takes a deeper dive into some of the statistics from Aspire Arkansas and other sources to see how Arkansans are making an impact on the numbers. Though we don't have to have number to make a difference in our communities, data is very useful in identifying and clarifying the challenges our communities face and helping each of us to make decisions on what organizations to support. 

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Stories inside: 

Truth in numbers by Julie Johnson Holt 
"No question, numbers and statistics are valuable tools in figuring out 'what is,' especially for people who are committed to changing 'what is' (high rates of drug use or low education attainment, for instance) into 'what can be.' In fact, those good folks shouldn't make a move without knowing what the data tells them." Read more here >> 

Data is Key Ingredient to End Hunger and Improve Nutrition in Arkansas
Read about Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliances's partnership with the No Kid Hungry Campaign (a national program led by the nonprofit organization Share Our Strength) and the creative steps they're taking to improve childhood food insecurity in the state. Read more here >> 

Awareness, Early Detection, Research Improve Breast Cancer Statistics
This article discusses how efforts in raising awareness about important breast cancer topics are changing statistics in a positive direction. Read more here >> 

Arkansas Viewpoints
Read responses from Governor Asa Hutchinson and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation's CEO Sherece West-Scantlebury to the question "What is the most important statistic/metric that Arkansans should be working to change?" Read their responses here >> 

 

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