New Opportunity360 Community Dashboards Provide a Fresh, Interactive View of Communities Across the Country
Enterprise is excited to announce that we have partnered with mySidewalk to create a redesigned approach to measuring opportunity and understanding communities. This next-generation tool, the Opportunity360 Community Dashboard, maintains many of the aspects that made the original Measurement Reports so successful, while also adding new features and indicators that respond to the needs of the field.
These dashboards build on the popular Opportunity Measurement Reports that had been a critical component of Opportunity360 since its launch in 2017. Users told us how Opportunity360 brought together the key information they needed to effect change in their neighborhood, compete for funding, and otherwise advocate for community transformation.
Opportunity360 has been an entry point for community development practitioners, educators, policy makers and those interested in understanding the dynamics of their communities. While there are some behind-the-scenes changes to calculations, the new dashboard will continue to shed light on the five outcomes in our Opportunity Framework: Housing Stability, Education, Health & Well-being, Economic Security and Mobility.
With one exception, the Opportunity Index scores, which reflect the above framework, will remain the same. In response to the availability of new data, the Health & Well-being index score is now calculated using two indicators that provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of the health outcomes in a community: life expectancy at birth and the percent of the population that is uninsured.
Some other new features and highlights of the Opportunity360 Community Dashboards include:
- An interactive interface
- The ability to compare up to three census tracts
- More than 150 indicators from 27 different sources
- Time-series data
- Disaggregation of certain indicators by race or gender
- The most recent 2014-2018 American Community Survey data
- Updated Opportunity360 index scores
- Mobile-friendly format
To create your Opportunity360 Community Dashboard, visit the Measure Tool and start today! We also hope you will join us on February 19th from 3:00 – 4:00 EST for a live demonstration of the new tool. To register for this webinar, please click here. As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact us.