He'e Coalition

Mapping Success Meeting: 4/22/11

May 17, 2011 | Filed Under: Community Engagement Notes, Family Support Notes, HE‘E Meeting Notes


Discussions about the importance of getting data down to a denominator that families could understand. Using map as baseline so can measure our progress on parent/community engagement.


Dina Shek – legal services at KKV, help established 0-3 court

Cathy Tanaka-Ross, DOH, school health programs, liaison between DOE Sup and Director DOH

Cheri Nakamura – Director of HE’E Coalition

Matt Lorin – The Learning Coalition

Jennifer Dang – Director NPAC, social determinants of health/HCR 167 – farm to school resolution

Lynn Fallin – conversion charter school non-profit, consultant with HIPA

Ann Davis – Hawaii Education Matters

Ormond Hammond – PREL



Lynn talked about the importance of getting data down to a denominator that families could understand.  We need to find out what are barriers to not only getting data but also taking action.


Matt discussed back end data base created by Castle Foundation; dashboard created; visualization of asset map – foundation/baseline data + building on top of  various data layers; vision that non-profits would be responsible for data sets consistent with their mission. Hans Rosling – Ted.com – Swedish economist developed gap minder; Matt gave a brief overview of his work and the power in presenting data.


What is Value of Mapping Success?

Matt – how to get past ‘it’s interesting’ about the map. What is the value add?

Ann – HEM’s issue based campaign using an issue to engage parents. Helpful to have map as baseline so can measure our progress on parent/community engagement.


Cathy – Way to get data out to community in a meaningful way with more than just words thru visualization. DOH restricted by ATTY General in terms of what/how they can share data, non-profits not bound by same restrictions. Cathy shared two DOH data sources currently available.


www.hawaiihealthmatters.org – allows to go from data to action


Matt – another reason to collaborate is the policy portal that exists and has the ability to bring data together but can also track policy and legislation as goes thru leg then have ability to target notification and hearings, e.g. can notify large numbers that ‘your neighborhood is going to be impacted by this legislation.’


Cathy – not just institutional memory within a person but on this map! If one person leaves can have this history available.  DOH is currently trying to automate things done by one person.  This would allow DOH the ability to assess readiness to fund communities from DOH perspective, what community is read to succeed; can easily assess gaps and/or areas that might be over-funded. Automating what is an eligible service vs. a SW who can’t say no, esp. in times of budget cuts. Make sure resources are spent efficiently.  How do we use process data to make better decisions?


To better be able to communicate about what is going on, e.g. Hawaii is top state in nation to procure locally. No one knows this info.  If we were to have something like Mapping Success then everyone would be working with same information and easier to dispel myths.


Education reform movement – we’ve tried to measure too much stuff. Databases get complicated fast and then get data integrity problems.


Cathy – Safety & Wellness survey. Which most people don’t know about.  92% response rate from Principals, statewide.


Lynn – to look at a common way to measure and disaggregate data around a school seems very logical to move in this direction.  Next discussion is HOW TO TAKE DATA AND MAKE IT MEANINGFUL. ‘If you build it they will come’ – if look at organizing data around what is important to communities then a lot of other things will happen naturally. We briefly discussed the need for focus groups to talk to the community about what information is important/useful to them.


Dina – Presentation by Christine Sakuda at Med school, rvcd grant for electronic health records. Link among each other and common thinking – data layers – useful for policy makers to show ‘we know this to be true on national level AND local level.’



Reflective process – Each of us to answer the following:

5 data rely on

5 data don’t have

5 key indicators

resources – time and resources


Next step: What are key indicators for your organization: if could only show 5 pieces of data what would they be.

Low hanging fruit on calendaring, volunteering, policy….

If the people in this group collaborate what would it look like?

2009 DOE

2010 Health data

2010 census data

use these three as core; already have and can start to use to build map but then specific data from orgs to make it meaningful.  By summer?


Cathy – DOH is using a local model to put relationship between health and academics in a very CLEAR story.  Documenting from beginning to end.

Cathy send info on social contract with parents….

9 schools – get list from Cathy. Kainalu is one school.

Case study for different types of interventions.