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Data Walks An Innovative Way to Share Data with Communities

“Engaging the community as a research partner is something the public health field has been championing for years through its community-based participatory research model, which often involves residents in defining research agendas, research design, data collection, and developing and testing interventions for their own communities. We have developed a tool we call a Data Walk as a means of sharing data and research findings with stakeholders. This guidebook draws on our experiences with two place-based projects where we have seen Data Walks spur dialogue between community stakeholders who used data as the anchor to ground conversations around solving neighborhood problems.”- From the Urban Institute