Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MOVE MAP
What is the data represented on the map?
There are two types of data represented on the map--both qualitative and quantitative. Both data types represent efforts in King County to reduce health inequities in the areas of tobacco and obesity prevention. The qualitative data includes multimedia (photos, digital stories, and videos) displayed on the map in the "stories" view. The quantitative data is information about specific changes that are resulting from the work of Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) or REACH programs. These include new policies, changes in business practices, resources, etc. made possible because of the work of numerous local organizations and partners.
Where did the data come from?
The data is presented by CPPW and REACH grantees. This is not a comprehensive list of outcomes or impacts of these programs. Some data is not able to be mapped and some data has not been fully reported. This site is dynamic and new changes will be added as policies are implemented.
What is a Digital Story?
Digital Stories are a short, first person video-narratives created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds. In contrast to traditional "videos", they are always told in the first person, are primarily created with found material (as opposed to going out and shooting footage,) and they are predominately written, produced, and edited by the storyteller in a community workshop.
How do I watch the Digital Stories?
You can either access the videos by looking for the icons on the main map page, clicking, and playing (just click on the lower right-hand side of the player to make it full screen) or by looking on the stories page. On the stories page you can search for stories by producer, organization, language, or topic. Let us know if you have any trouble.
What can you do with the map?
Explore. Learn about what is happening in various areas of King County. Hear stories about people living with or addressing health inequities. The map allows people to see what is happening in a neighborhood. You can also use the map and stories to spark discussion, strengthen your community, or promote policy change. The Take Action page provides more information on ways to use the map.
Why did you make a map with this data?
Maps are a particularly effective tool for visually "seeing"(regardless of literacy and language levels) the disproportionate access to healthy food, physical activity, and tobacco prevention along income and color lines in King County. The map engages a diverse audience across sectors through both quantitative data and narrative testimonials. An online map also makes it simple for community members and allies to access and add their own stories.
What is Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)?
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is a national initiative to prevent chronic disease and promote health through policy, systems and environment changes. King County is one of 55 sites throughout the United States awarded grant funding through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The initiative is tackling obesity and tobacco use, the leading causes of preventable death in our region.
I found some incorrect information, who should I contact?
Please report any incorrect data by contacting us.
What will happen after CPPW funding ends in March of 2012?
The MOVE website is intended to begin by mapping obesity and tobacco prevention efforts and will expand to additional public health initiatives. We have formed a partnership with Puget SoundOff in order to achieve these goals and are exploring ways to continue adding additional data to the website.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ADDING DATA
What type of information is it okay to add to the map?
The MOVE Map focuses on health changes and stories related to tobacco prevention, healthy eating and active living, and diabetes. If something is changing in King County in these categories then it can be added to the map.
Who can add data?
Anyone working on a CPPW grant is able to add data. Please contact us to request an account. If you are not working on a CPPW grant but have data you think should be on the map, please send it to us.
What information do I need to add something to the map?
To add information to the map, you need (1) a description about what happened and how it will improve health in King County, (2) a physical address for where the it happened or is related to, (3) if the target is tobacco, healthy eating and active living, or diabetes, and (4) the name of a CPPW grantee organization who is involved with this work.
Why is there not information outside of King County?
The geographic boundary of this map is King County. Information outside of King County will not be displayed on the map.
What if a CPPW grantee was not involved with this work?
This map focuses on work done by CPPW grantees and Public Health – Seattle & King County. If your work is not related to a CPPW grantee but you have something to add to the map, please contact us .
What if I don’t want to give the real address?
Though all information that shows up on the map has to have an address, you do not have to give the exact address. If you want the information to be near the real address, you can enter an intersection into the “address” field (example: Beacon Avenue S and S Columbian Way). You could also place the information near the center of the neighborhood. If you do not want the information to be near the real location, you can use the address of the CPPW grantee that is involved.