Designing Data Platforms for Action & Influence: Lessons Learned From a Case Study of Five Data Platforms

Report by Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication
October 2021

Sol Price Center for Social Innovation   (Los Angeles)

The report, titled Designing Platforms for Action & Influence: Lessons Learned from a Case Study of Five Data Platforms identifies a set of best practices and features that enable data platforms to inform policy and practice, and catalyze action towards health equity. By closely studying five data platforms — the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, University of Chicago COVID Atlas, City Health Dashboard, Neighborhood Data for Social Change and Opportunity Atlas — this report explores the specific needs each platform was designed to meet, and assesses their success in reaching their intended audiences.