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About CalSHARE Data Hub

Who is behind CalSHARE?

The CalSHARE Data Hub was developed in partnership by the California Department of Public Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. Funding is provided by the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Axis Maps is the map and web developer that created the visualizations that power CalSHARE.

How were CalSHARE data points selected?

The CalSHARE Data Hub offers data points at the neighborhood, county, and state that paint a picture of the health, safety, and wellbeing of California communities. Data points include a range of the socio-behavioral, structural, systematic factors that drive health equity and many public health priorities.

Data indicators included in the CalSHARE span across five domains:

  1. Protective environments
  2. Child and youth development
  3. Economic security
  4. Leadership for women, girls, and gender diverse people
  5. Community leadership and engagement

These domains represent the prioritized strategy areas of the California Department of Public Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Branch's violence prevention programs for promoting community safety and addressing the common root causes of domestic violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment, and suicide in California. Evidence tells us that violence in its multiple forms is interconnected and community safety promotion should target the shared risk and protective factors across these forms of violence.

Data points (i.e., data indicators) were chosen based on their availability and relevance to the underlying social and environmental factors that contribute to community resilience and strength specific to each domain. Many of the social and environmental characteristics are not only relevant to safety and the creation of violence-free communities, but to a wide range of other public health and health equity priorities.

One of the strengths of CalSHARE is the availability of local data - data that represents the population at the census tract and county-level across California. In addition to relevance, data points for CalSHARE were also chosen based on availability, prioritizing data sources that provide insight at the community or neighborhood level.

Acknowledgements

The CalSHARE Data Hub is supported by the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program, through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [NUF2CE002501].

Axis Maps is the map and web developer that created the visualizations that power CalSHARE.

Contact Us

The CalSHARE Data Hub is still evolving and adding new features to meet the needs of practitioners and data users throughout California. We welcome your feedback! Please reach out to our team with any questions, concerns, suggestions or comment: rveramonroy@berkeley.edu.

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