Community Health Profiles for England
Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO), UK
Gary Bates, Senior Applications Developer, South West Public Health Observatory
Brighton and Hove Local Information System | BHLIS
Brighton and Hove Strategic Partnership
BHLIS online (Brighton and Hove Local Information Service) provides partnership members access to a wide range of national and local statistics and indicators relating to Brighton & Hove at many different geographic levels.
Bristol City Data Profiles
The Bristol City Council Corporate GIS Support team are using InstantAtlas Server to deliver a Local Information System; http://profiles.bristol.gov.uk/ , which provides a resource for the council and Bristol Partnership to share intelligence, through maps, atlases, statistical reports and dynamic reports about life in Bristol and its neighbourhoods.
A number of exciting new developments are taking place with a number of new profiles and dynamic reports being added. Current profiles include, Quality of Life, Population, Crime, Census, Education and Health.
Centre for Excellence and Outcomes - C4E0 Data Section
Social Care Institute for Excellence
The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services provides a range of support to drive positive change in the delivery of children's services, and ultimately out comes for children, young people and their families.
Child and Maternity Health Observatory (ChiMat)
Yorkshire & Humberside Public Health Observatory (YHPHO)
InstantAtlas Server provided the ChiMat team with an adaptable solution for managing and presenting quantitative data that was inexpensive and quick to implement. We were able to purchase the software and go live within three months. It was easy for our web designer to brand the InstantAtlas Server mini-site to match the ChiMat site. The highly interactive atlases delivered through the Data Views module are more engaging than static images. They allow users to explore our data and provide answers leaving our team to focus on more complex queries. The needs assessment modules we have produced through the Profile Reports module will make individuals within PCTs more productive by reducing the time it takes to produce needs assessments with local data.
Read the ChiMat story
Kate Canning, Head of ChiMat/Senior Health Intelligence Specialist, Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat)
Data Unit Wales
Meeting local community information needs with bilingual microsites
The Local Government Data Unit Wales (the Data Unit) is part of the local government family in Wales. Originally the Data Unit was set up in 2001 to help local authorities and the Welsh Assembly Government use data more effectively so that they are able to understand local priorities and improve the services they provide to the people of Wales. The mission hasn’t changed but the focus is now more on local government.
Meeting the need
To meet the need for an online information system geared to its key personas, the Data Unit launched its national InfoBase service in June 2009 (InfoBaseCymru). Several Welsh local authorities were keen to have their own mini sites based on InfoBaseCymru. The first local site, InfoBaseCaerffili, was therefore launched as a pilot at the same time as InfoBaseCymru, thus creating the InfoBase service.
"The powerful visuals in InstantAtlas enable us to communicate the issues clearly with all our audiences. We can analyse local service provision versus targets and easily graph these to make our lobbying assertive and more effective. People with diabetes can also quickly see how their locality is performing."
Charlotte Gosden, Information Analyst, Healthcare and Policy Team, Diabetes UK
London Borough of Newham
This atlas was prepared for the newhamINFO Team of London Borough of Newham to present nationally ranked scores of multiple deprivation at small area level. The report uses our Performance Profile template which is ideal for presenting data of this kind - nationally consistent ranks of multiple domains related to deprivation. The bars of the bullet graph (top right) illustrate how varied the cross-domain profile of deprivation can be at a neighbourhood scale. The background grey bars indicate how areas rank nationally in terms of fifths (quintiles) with bars overlapping the darkest grey sections being classed in the 20% most deprived of all areas nationally.
Link to the NewhamInfo Story
North East Lincolnshire Informed | Local Information System
North East Lincolnshire Strategic Parntership
North East Lincolnshire Informed is an interactive resource which provides access to key statistics and information about our area. Information contained within the site can be viewed through a range of tables, reports, graphs and maps using the following InstantAtlas Server modules: Data Views, Profiles and Explorer
Norfolk County Council
Wendy Pontin, Principal Information Analyst, Norfolk Insight
Nottingham City Council
"We selected InstantAtlas for ease of creating neighbourhood maps and graphs, intuitive ease-of-use, speed of operation, affordability and expected ease of implementation and integration with the council's ESRI tool-set."
Mick Dunn, Corporate GIS Manager, Nottingham City Council
Pinellas County, Florida
‘How a small team is helping stakeholders get a better understanding of the community and the impact of interventions through data visualization’
Pinellas County, on Florida’s West Coast, is a 280-square mile peninsula bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. The Health and Human Services Coordinating Council for Pinellas County works with funders and providers across the community to develop a human service system for citizens that provides seamless, high-quality care based on the best use of available resources.
Read the Pinellas story here.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
What is Profiling Stockport?
Profiling Stockport Live is an information sharing and reporting site for Stockport which is used for a variety of purposes including area profiling, statistical visualisation, performance management, and neighbourhood monitoring. The data in the Profile has come from a number of sources: Census information, the Indices of Deprivation, health data, educational data, housing data and local data from service providers, such as take up of Welfare Rights advice. The data is updated on a regular basis and new data can be added.
Topic | Using a Local Information System (LIS) to address needs of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Rochdale Stats and Maps | Local Information System
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Rochdale Borough Councils’ Research & Intelligence Team is part of the Policy & Research Team in the council’s Performance & Development Service. Its main function is to provide research and intelligence to the council, LSP partners, the voluntary sector and members of the public.
The team provides data, analysis, mapping and outcome information across a range of partner organisations. This intelligence provides evidence of need, neighbourhood analysis and information provision on disadvantaged groups. This ensures that the LSP continues to use a sound and coherent evidence base for policy. Read more about Rochdale Stats and Maps...
“The reaction to my report was positive and in the first year we started to tackle information sharing by creating a protocol. We then started to build the virtual network of individuals who wanted to share and provide the information,” says Lyn Baran, Group Manager Business Development, Suffolk County Council
Read the Suffolk Observatory story
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Tool
South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO)
Partnership Information Portal (PIP)
Tameside Strategic Partnership
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
"InstantAtlas offers the Tower Hamlets Partnership a best practice, 'off-the-shelf' neighbourhood information system that provides value for money and integrates well with core LBTH IT infrastructure from Microsoft and ESRI. It will be key to supporting a framework for managing and reporting local performance outcomes across our Local Strategic Partnership and Local Area Agreement. The InstantAtlas team has demonstrated a sound knowledge of our data and technical requirements and has delivered a solution meeting our key requirements within our tight deadlines."
Louise Russell, Head of Partnership Performance, and Robin Harris, THIS Borough Manager.
Waltham Forest Council
Waltham Forest Data Point
The Waltham Forest data point allows users easy access to a wide variety of statistics on several themes. Datasets on various areas such as the economy, deprivation and education can easily be selected by various local geographies and viewed or downloaded as tables, graphs and maps.
Wigan's Infomation System of Dynamic Online Map (WISDOM)
Wigan Borough Partnership
Worcestershire County Council
"InstantAtlas provides a cost-effective, quick and adaptable tool which needs no underlying software and can be updated with new data with minimal effort. It also provides a much more intuitive interface when compared with GIS. Overall, we would give a recommendation for organisations with similar needs to consider using InstantAtlas.David Onions, Research & Intelligence Unit, Worcestershire County Council