Launch: Chicago School of Data Project

Today at Smart Chicago we launched the Chicago School of Data Project. Here’s a snip:

Smart Chicago Collaborative is leading an effort to document and map the landscape of data activity in Chicago— the entities, tasks, companies, enterprises, civil service organizations, and others who make up the field.

It seems to us that there is a Chicago School of Data emerging—one that places data at the service of the people—but this emergence has been under-described and unshaped.

We’re doing broad outreach via phone, email, and in-person presentations to make our research and our event as comprehensive as possible. You may have been contacted about this this by one of these methods. Please complete this form so you can be included in our work and keep getting information, including details on our Chicago School of Data Days on September 19 -20, 2014.



2014 Healthy Chicago Award for Public Health Infrastructure

Today Smart Chicago was honored by the Chicago Department of Public Health for Public Health Infrastructure.

The full annual report is available here

The 2014 Healthy Chicago Awards individual and organization recipients are listed below, along with the Healthy Chicago priority area for which they are recognized.

  • Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (HIV Prevention)
  • Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago’s Children (Obesity Prevention)
  • Enroll America (Access to Care)
  • Girls in the Game (Violence Prevention)
  • Health4Chicago (Adolescent Health)
  • Hispanic Health Coalition (Heart Disease & Stroke Reduction)
  • Tom Kompare (Communicable Disease Control)
  • Dr. Phoenix Matthews (Tobacco Cessation)
  • Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (Cancer Disparity Elimination)
  • Health & Disabilities Advocates (Access to Care)
  • Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (Healthy Mothers & Babies)
  • Respiratory Health Association (Tobacco Cessation)
  • Smart Chicago Collaborative (Public Health Infrastructure)