Data Portal Tutorial

The MAPP data portal gives us interactive access to a large inventory of community-level data.

The information in the data portal can help tell compelling and meaningful stories about the work you do, help make a stronger case for funding proposals, demonstrate impacts of efforts, and show trends over time. Service providers can use the portal to better understand and interpret data to plan and design evidence-based services and programs, turning research into action.

The portal contains quality, local-level and state data that were collected as part of MAPP’s Community Health Needs Assessments. Although data are subject to limitations, every effort is made to ensure the most accurate data are available.

There are many ways to organize data. Here they are organized by:

  • Demographics
  • Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Indicators
  • Overarching Community Goals
  • Shared Measures: Family Well-being

Once the desired data category is located, the portal enables users to view multiple individual measures in a balanced scorecard format. This involves:

  • the measure name
  • prior period and current values of the measure
  • an up or down arrow representing the measure’s value change and a number reflecting how many data points in a row maintained this trend
  • the year of the most recent data point

The user can click on each individual measure to obtain additional information and descriptions of the data (source, additional data points, limitations, methodology when available, etc). Occasionally, links to the web source (gray magnifying glass) or related reports (red bulls-eye) are also included with measures and can be viewed from the scorecard view when available.

If you have additional questions or suggestions on meaningful measures for us to include, please contact Megan Murphy, MAPP coordinator.

The data in the portal and MAPP CHNA reports are produced or compiled by MAPP for the purposes of providing community status information. Data and information released from MAPP are provided on an “AS IS” basis, without warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any warranty as to accuracy, suitability for a particular purpose or non-infringement of any intellectual property rights that may be held by others.
Availability of these data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. MAPP is not responsible for the interpretation and usability or suitability of the data for any intended purpose. It shall be used by the recipient of such information without any reliance on MAPP in any manner whatsoever.