Data visualization tool depicts regional poverty, stability; Presents initial release of LDOC data on returning citizens by parish
NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), in partnership with The Data Center, launched Thursday the United Way Prosperity Dashboard – an online data visualization tool which presents community indicators of poverty across UWSELA’s seven-parish service area, including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes.
- Stability Today: employment rates, poverty rates, child poverty rates, percent of households earning below a living wage and industry employment and wages
- Prosperity Tomorrow: homeownership rates, percent of babies born with low birth weight, achievement level of third graders in English language arts (ELA) and high school graduation rates
- Personal Wellness: percent of the population under 65 without health insurance, percent of individuals who report frequent mental distress and percent of vulnerable populations receiving high-quality care
- Vibrant Communities: number of people released from Louisiana prisons by parish of conviction, number of individuals experiencing severe housing problems and voter turnout rates
“When we developed the Blueprint in 2014, we knew we wanted to provide a data tool to inform the community about the issues of poverty,” said Mary Ambrose, UWSELA Chief Impact Officer. “Today we’re thrilled to see the Prosperity Dashboard come to life as a free resource for the public that offers equitable access to data which, in some cases, has been historically difficult to obtain.”