News

May 2015

May 19th 2015
A CNN Money report highlights findings from Measure of America's Geographies of Opportunity: Ranking Well-Being by Congressional District
May 14th 2015
In a new SSRC Working Paper, Measure of America chief statistician Patrick Guyer provides an overview of the human development concept and uses case studies in Sonoma County, California, and Maricopa County, Arizona, to demonstrate how its application in MOA research drives public policy change at the local level →
May 7th 2015
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps appeared on the Wall Street Journal talk show MoneyBeat to discuss findings from the program's Geographies of Opportunity report [video available] →
May 1st 2015
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis discussed findings from Geographies of Opportunity, which looks at well-being in the United States by congressional district, with David Brancaccio on American Public Media’s Marketplace [audio available] →

April 2015

April 23rd 2015
In an article at the Atlantic’s CityLab, urban studies theorist Richard Florida showcases Measure of America’s American Human Development Index, as applied in their latest report, Geographies of Opportunity: Ranking Well-Being by Congressional District
April 22nd 2015
Geographies of Opportunity, a new report from Measure of America, analyzes health, access to knowledge, and living standards in the United States by congressional district [PDF available] →
April 17th 2015
In “What If Education Reform Got It All Wrong in the First Place?,” Pacific Standard cites findings from Measure of America’s A Portrait of California 2014–2015 that highlight vast educational inequalities within the state →
April 8th 2015
“Why Health Data Matters: A User’s Perspective”: program assistant Alex Powers discusses Measure of America’s work in a blog post at HealthData.gov →
April 6th 2015
Next Monday, April 13, in Sacramento, CA: Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be briefing the California State Legislature and interested parties regarding findings of A Portrait of California 2014–2015 [open to the public] →
April 2nd 2015
Measure of America’s benchmarking research on disconnected youth is cited in a National Journal story of one young man’s experience with the District of Columbia ReEngagement Center →

March 2015

March 24th 2015
Watch a video profile of the Sonoma County Department of Health Service's work with Health Action, which earned the department the 2014 Health Equity Award for Exemplary Medium County Practice from the California Endowment, and which draws on findings from Measure of America's A Portrait of Sonoma County to inform the goals of improving local economic security, educational attainment, and health systems →
March 23rd 2015
Curbed Los Angeles draws on income data from Measure of America’s A Portrait of California 2014–2015 in looking at the relationship between home loans and race in that city →
March 4th 2015
Human Development Index findings from Measure of America’s report The Measure of America 2013–2014 provide sociocultural and economic context for a MintPress News article on emerging energy trends in West Virginia: "West Virginians Look Toward the Sun, Say No to Coal, Fracking" →

February 2015

February 12th 2015
At the Huffington Post, Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps connect findings from A Portrait of California 2014–2015 to the need for a broader national campaign to combat domestic violence in the United States →
February 3rd 2015
In a piece for Policy Innovations, a Carnegie Council publication, Measure of America statistician Rebecca Rasch and codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis illustrate how civic engagement mechanisms like unpaid volunteering can play a pivotal role in curtailing youth disconnection →

January 2015

January 23rd 2015
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps have contributed a piece on human development to Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections for college composition courses (now available from Oxford University Press) →

December 2014

December 22nd 2014
Members of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors cite data from Measure of America’s A Portrait of Sonoma County in policy recommendations for the expansion of preschool →
December 18th 2014
“California’s Future Hinges on Latinos’ Well-Being”: NBC News Latino analyzes data from Measure of America’s latest report, A Portrait of California 2014–2015
December 15th 2014
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis provide an overview of the program's new report, A Portrait of California, in a piece for Stanford Social Innovation Review
December 11th 2014
Measure of America chief statistician Patrick Guyer will present findings from A Portrait of Sonoma County as part of a dual presentation comparing municipal-level well-being in Japan and the United States at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, next Tuesday, December 16 [open to the public] →