Blog

Check back frequently for news about new features that you can find on SparkMap, tips on data, first peeks at new datasets, inspiration for workflow and tool highlights, and of course – more stories of how SparkMap can be used in your organization.  

Explore the intersection of poverty and education: SparkMap’s Vulnerable Populations Footprint Tool

Apr 8, 2021

Identify Vulnerable Populations with the SparkMap VPF Tool and help change health outcomes in the communities you care about.

COVID-19 Spread and Long-Term Consequences

Mar 18, 2021

COVID-19 has severely affected the economy, health, and mental well-being of every community around the United States. SparkMap provides real-time data sharing, analysis, and visualization—key strategies for an equitable and speedy recovery. This blog shows how our map and assessment tools are used to understand COVID-19 cases and its consequences.

To Avoid Gender Bias, We Need Sex-Segregated Data

Feb 25, 2021

Are you focused on expanding, understanding, or analyzing women’s opportunities in the economic sector, do you want to support the implementation of gender-focus policies in the US or at the local level? Learn about how you can access sex-aggregated data on this week’s blog in honor of Women’s History Month.

BRFSS Demystified

Feb 24, 2021

If you’ve existed in the health space for any period of time, you’ve probably heard of BRFSS data, but what is it, really?

Learn more about the importance of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Announcing the SparkMap Blog!

Feb 23, 2021

Welcome knowledge-seekers, problem solvers, and changemakers!