Vermont Insights eNews, May 2016, Issue 3
Do you care about data? We want YOU!
Join the BBF Data & Evaluation Committee.
You’re invited to help foster data use
Whether it is trends in employment and wages, substance abuse, or early learning outcomes, valid and reliable data is in demand.
You’re invited to support data development
Families, employers, policy makers, health providers, educators and community planners all seek information relevant to their decision-making and they don’t want to design a research study or spend hours searching the web to find it.
Where data exists, they want to explore it; where it doesn’t exist or is very limited, they want to develop it. By raising the visibility of key issues affecting Vermont’s children and families, Vermont Insights is one valuable tool available to them.
Building Bright Future’s (BBF) Data and Evaluation Committee is working to sustain Vermont Insights as a key component of the Vermont data landscape.
Vermont Insights compliments the data functions performed by its partner, the Vermont State Data Center at the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies, as well as by collaborative initiatives such as the Prenatal to Grade 12 Data Governance Council, the Vermont Data Collaborative and the Vermont Accountability Group.
The Data and Evaluation Committee will assist BBF’s new Executive Director, Sarah Squirrell, and her staff in the development of a business plan that includes Vermont Insights. Fees for specialized services, such as the creation of original data reports and sponsorships by organizations that benefit from this resource are two ideas for promising revenue sources.
Here’s how to join
We welcome your ideas about this or other resources in sustaining this site that allows stakeholders to search, view, and use data related to the well-being of Vermont’s children, families and communities. What services might Vermont Insights market? What is the best way to reach potential consumers? We are all ears!
Thank you for your input!