News

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] →
December 9th 2014
Just released: A Portrait of California 2014–2015, an update to Measure of America’s 2011 California report, uses the American Human Development Index, a composite measure of health, education, and earnings, to compare well-being and access to opportunity across the Golden State and over time [PDF available] →
December 8th 2014
Measure of America chief statistician Patrick Guyer will present on "The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States" at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan, next Monday, December 15 [open to the public] →
December 3rd 2014
Register to attend the Los Angeles release of Measure of America’s upcoming report A Portrait of California, 2014–2015, featuring a presentation by codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps

November 2014

November 10th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps moderated a panel on human resilience after the Great Recession for the Southern California Grantmakers annual conference, drawing on research from the program’s forthcoming publication A Portrait of California, 2014–2015

October 2014

October 31st 2014
Al Jazeera America draws on Measure of America findings for a story about the role of sports in American society: "More than a Game: Mississippi Triumphs at Football but Lags in Development” →
October 15th 2014
Findings on Silicon Valley wages from Measure of America's Portrait of California report provide context for the CNBC article "Microsoft CEO Apologizes for Gender Pay Gap Comments" →
October 9th 2014
New report from Measure of America and Opportunity Nation: Connecting Youth and Strengthening Communities: The Data Behind Civic Engagement and Economic Opportunity [PDF available] →
October 6th 2014
The Washington Post draws on data presented by Measure of America and Opportunity Nation in their Historical Report of Opportunity in an article about migration patterns in the United States over the past 30 years →

September 2014

September 29th 2014
Measure of America is cohosting a panel discussion on “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities around the World,” moderated by Alan Flippen of the New York Times' The Upshot, this Wednesday, October 1, at the Municipal Art Society of New York [open to the public] →
September 5th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps reflects on the future of inequality in the United States as a participant in Next American Economy, a Roosevelt Institute project that asked experts to speculate on trends and challenges of the next quarter-century [video] →