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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

National Poll Reveals Health Concerns for Children

by Kurt Metzger, Director

The sixth annual C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health was just released. The survey asked adults about their top health concerns for children in their communities.

The top answer this year was “not enough exercise.” Not only is it number one, but it is [Read on...]

Need Data? See If D3 Already Has You Covered

by Kurt Metzger, Director

The August/September issue of Global Trade Magazine features a story on the Top 50 Cities for Global Trade. They describe it as “really two rankings in one. The overall ranking lists the 50 largest metropolitan areas [1] by export volume” along with “a set of superlative rankings selected by the editors [Read on...]

Nonprofits Take Steps to Measure Their Outcomes, And You Can Too!

by Kurt Metzger, Director

The Boston Globe had a story the other day about the growing number of nonprofits that have begun tracking outcomes in an effort to improve their performance and demonstrate their value to donors.

Nonprofits are using methods favored by for-profits, such as keeping detailed databases [Read on...]

New Analysis Ranks States, Finds 12 Top Exceed 30 Percent for Obesity; Michigan Ranks 5th Highest

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) earlier this week (8/14/12). The analysis used the state obesity rates released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [Read on...]

Natural Decrease: Michigan’s Efforts to Increase Population Thwarted by Decreasing Births and Increasing Deaths

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Now that the Michigan Department of Community Health has released the death numbers for 2010, Data Driven Detroit has analyzed the decade’s trend and its effect on population change in the State. Michigan has been losing population annually since 2005, according to the Census Bureau. The 2010 – 2011 loss was [Read on...]