Using Data Analytics to Deliver Better Outcomes for Youth


Every child deserves the chance to succeed in school, work and life. But it’s often the most disadvantaged youth that get the least help as they try to navigate the muddied waters of multifaceted systems. So what can communities do to help? The American Public Health Service Association and Government Technology magazines both ran a recent article by Gary Glickman of Accenture and Elizabeth Gaines of the Forum for Youth Investment entitled Connect the Dots: How Analytics Can Reveal a Big Picture View of At-Risk Youth, and the Service Mix That Can Help Them. The article highlights some of the ways that organizations and communities can aggregate and use data to assess, predict and deliver on the right service mix for disconnected youth.