Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health works to elevate the priority of children's health and increase the quality and accessibility of children's health care through leadership and direct investment. The Lucile Packard Foundation is the sole fundraising entity for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine and works to bring key children's issues to public attention by providing wide-ranging, up-to-date data and research.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health selected Velir as the technical and integration partner to work with their design team to build KidsData.org, a data-driven website that offers more than 250 indicators on the health and well-being of children in California. The site needed to provide a streamlined user interface to monitor trends and pinpoint health disparities for every city, county and school district in the state, while offering a variety of customization controls and options for downloading and sharing data.
Along with a completely new front end for the KidsData.org homepage, Velir implemented its custom Datacenter application to provide the functionality to display the Packard Foundation’s data in an engaging and intuitive manner that would be easy for Packard Foundation staff to update and maintain. In addition to these embedded visualizations driven by Datacenter, Velir further enhanced user controllability through the use of a custom search feature to improve the speed and relevance of search results.
The new KidsData.org brings improved usability to visitors while enhancing workflow for Packard Foundation staff. Users can create custom tables, trend reports, bar charts and PDF fact sheets on the fly, with custom dashboards by location and topic. KidsData.org furthers the Packard Foundation’s mission by making their vast database of information more accessible to policymakers, service providers, grant seekers, media, parents and others who influence kids' lives.
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