Data primers serve as an introduction to various fields and topics and explain: why they are important, which indicators should be used, where you can find data, at what levels the data is available and links to examples of others using it. Our goal is to give you context for understanding data in specific content areas.

We appreciate that there is a diversity of needs for data. Some organizations serve the entire state, while others serve a single neighborhood. We hope to meet you where you are and provide a boost to your efforts in making a change for the better by using data. Browse the content below to learn how to use data to add clarity and eliminate some of the mystery when prioritizing what and where efforts should be focused in our communities.