Economic Mobility Data Standard
By co-creating an economic mobility data standard with a representative group of staff from US cities, the Center for Applied Public Research is helping city staff standardize and share data with their counterparts in a way that allows them to make better data-informed decisions about city services.
Why racism is a public health crisis
An explainer on understanding and addressing racism from a public health perspective.
OUR COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) RESEARCH
The Center for Applied Public Research is working during the coronavirus pandemic to help local governments make evidence-informed decisions. On this page you will find a selection of our research and other publications on COVID-19 and its social and economic effects.
A Roadmap for Policy Change
This roadmap for local government decision-makers and staff is meant to empower cities to take ownership of the policy change process, to frame problems in a way that creates a demand for evidence, and build sustainable coalitions for meaningful policy change.
Baltimore City Public Schools Infrastructure Dashboard
This interactive dashboard, developed in collaboration with leadership at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, illustrates the hours of school missed by students in Baltimore City Public Schools because of older infrastructure, which leads to failure of heating and cooling systems.
First Things First: Laying the Foundation for a Smart City
This guide is the product of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research collaborative composed of University of Maryland, Morgan State University, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, and University of Baltimore. These research institutions worked together to determine how data and technology can meet the needs of residents in West Baltimore communities.
Convening on Food Insecure Adolescents: Recommendations by practitioners
Building on research by Dr. Kristin Mmari, Johns Hopkins University and MICA partnered to create this resource guide exploring whether there are opportunities to increase the use of research evidence by experts in the field of food insecurity among adolescents.
Webinar: Finding Food in your City Government
In this webinar, Johns Hopkins University staff discuss how to use data to understand your jurisdiction’s food system, and food policy council organizers from Milwaukee, Columbus, and Baltimore share their accomplishments and relationships with city government.