Public Health

A Story of Resilience and Restoration in San Francisco’s Boeddeker Park

The Tenderloin, a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, spans 40 blocks and is home to nearly 35,000 residents, many of whom are low-income and immigrants.

Takeaways from Seattle's "A City for All" Hackathon

LiveStories recently attended Seattle's "A City for All" hackathon, which focused on making the city friendlier for senior citizens. Here's what we learned.

Telling the Story Behind Infant Mortality Data in Summit County, Ohio

We speak to Cory Kendrick, Director of Population Health at Summit County, about his work reducing infant mortality. 

Takeaways from the 2017 NACCHO Conference

LiveStories learned a lot from the NACCHO conference in Pittsburgh. Here are some of our takeaways.

Growing Healthy Food in a Remote Alaskan Town

Learn how Sitka, Alaska, is growing local, healthy food to combat high rates of diabetes and obesity.

How Governments Can Put Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to Work

In this final excerpt from our e-book—Happy Citizens: Measuring Performance in the Public Sector—we explore how governments can use Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to target and contextualize their initiatives and programs. 

Two Keys to Citizen Happiness: Managing Risk and Experiencing Love

Feeling safe, and feeling loved, are the second and third most fundamental requirements for happiness, according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. 

Government and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Can Money Buy Citizen Happiness?

Physiological needs relate to the necessity of food, water, and shelter for survival. In a modern society, this concept translates to money.

For Governments, Happy Citizens are a Performance Metric

In many ways, government policies are responsible for the happiness of the public. How, then, can happiness function as a metric for success?

[E-book] How to Measure Performance When Happiness is Your Metric

In many ways, government policies are responsible for the happiness of the public. How, then, can happiness functions as a metric for success. 

This e-book provides a framework that can help you link your performance metrics and your policies to the happiness of the constituents you serve. 

Collaborating in a Data Ecosystem

Governments have always relied on others to help achieve impact, and vica-versa. By promoting collaboration between government and nongovernment groups, important data can reach more people.

3 Obstacles Preventing Government Agencies from Being Transparent and Efficient

In the past six years, transparency and efficiency have come a long way. However, we are still far from the goal.

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Meetings More Effective and Efficient

10 simple steps to how you can make your meetings more effective and efficient. Get the most out of your meetings in the shortest amount of time.