09-24-2021 14:24 PM
From the Viz for Social Good website: https://www.vizforsocialgood.com/join-a-project/sunnystreet21
Sunny Street is changing the world by providing heartfelt healthcare to our community’s most vulnerable people. We need to be able to clearly articulate our social impact to our stakeholders, collaborators and potential sponsors and funding sources. We know that our outreach clinics benefit the lives of our patients, volunteers and the broader community through our authentic conversation-based model of care.
One conversation between a Sunny Street volunteer and a patient can change the course of both of their lives. We need to be able to capture the impact of this personal interaction through an individual’s lifetime – from the moment of conversation at a clinic and beyond and also consider the implications for their other personal relationships.
We want to be challenged on how we are currently collecting information and have conversations with data experts the goal of starting long-term collaborative relationships to secure Sunny Street’s sustainability.
Before the pandemic, in March 2020, a small group of Viz for Social Good volunteers in Brisbane, got together and organised a small local datathon with Sunny Street. Now, the landscape and the problem are very different.
Our experience with data was in its infancy back then. Since the first project we have improved how we capture and use data.
We also now have almost 3 years of data available so can paint a better picture of our services. We would love to see how the service has changed since 2019.
Covid-19 certainly impacted our service, as so many clinics were forced to be cancelled, however, quite often we found that we still had the same or more conversations & consultations. We would love to see a pattern of whether the service uptake continues to increase as we go through the years and evolve the service.
Also, we are also keen to see if the patient demographics have altered over the years from 2019 to 2021.
How can the audience support your organization after reading the visualization? (e.g., donating, volunteering, mentoring)
Sunny Street values magic in relationships. We are actively seeking collaborations with brilliant data minds attached to big hearts. Our organisation is agile, motivated and driven by passionate purpose to break down barriers to accessing healthcare for people experiencing homelessness and vulnerability.
We want to research and understand the Health Economics of our service from patient level through to national impact and over the course of time. We also need to quantify and qualify the effect our service has on Emergency Department presentations and representations, as well as access to mental health and addiction services.
Our target audience is all levels of state and federal government, philanthropists, corporate and consumer sponsors. We will also be using this visual representation of our service data to seek grants and contracted medical service opportunities with hospitals and health services as well as Primary Health Networks.