Vermont Insights is designed to purposefully promote and support a culture of data and data literacy by providing accurate, relevant and interactive data – visually and geographically – with clear and concise supporting information.
A data informed inquiry and action cycle can provide structure to exploring and using data. It is an iterative process in which data is used to create strategies, take action, and support continuous improvement.
There are a variety of effective approaches that use data for social change, such as building and improving the early childhood system for the well-being of children, families and communities. Here are three such approaches:
When used effectively, data on child, family and community well-being can be a powerful tool to educate stakeholders, inform decision makers and motivate and track improvement of the early childhood system. Building Bright Futures' "How are Vermont's Young Children and Families? March 2015" is one example (see our publications page).
More and more resources are becoming available on this topic, including those listed below. Contact us if you know of a good resource to add to this list.