Translational Data Platform

Claude Pepper Center is developing interactive maps and dashboards that integrate data related to behavior, occupation, health, and economy in the State of Florida. These tools allow users to compare and contrast variables from Florida populations with other regions across the United States. The main focus of our work is age and aging, and how they interact with health and policy. Our maps and dashboards are constantly updated with the latest public data from authoritative sources, including our own peer-reviewed research.

Our maps and dashboards are based on Esri ArcGIS and Microsoft Power BI. We have simplified, curated, and arranged the data to fit the requirements of those platforms. Statistical estimates and geographic areas derived from our products may differ significantly from the source data. Please contact us to learn more about how our data operations may affect your interpretation of the results as seen in our maps and dashboards.

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Strategic Aims and Impact

Funding Allocation

Our maps and dashboards aim to make complex data accessible and interactive. County and state leaders can enhance their decision making with our visual tools. They can examine the needs of aging Floridians in a new format beyond what was previously possible with raw data or static reports. By combining information about current funding, family income, expenditures, and needs, decision makers can discover patterns of resource use that can be optimized with targeted allocation.

Direct Information

Most of our products are designed to be accessible to regular Florida residents. Our impact to Floridians of all ages is shown by the wealth of resources that are presented in an interactive and visual format, showing government institutions and private providers of various services close to their own home.

Education about Issues

We are building products that are relevant to Florida communities, on topics that influence the health and well-being of all. We integrate data related to behavior, employment, health, and economy, revealing social patterns that should be discussed at the local level. For example, our maps can reveal areas of the State where aging populations may require additional support, funding, or intervention. We want our maps and dashboards to inform local debates and legislation about these issues.

Family Choices

We want to empower families and people of all ages with their decision process about where to live in Florida, what issues to advocate for, what businesses to contact, where to volunteer, where to work, and where can they make the most impact. The well-being of Florida families depends not only on being able to access resources, but also on where and how they can be of help to others. Our maps and dashboards can empower current and future populations to decide how best to care for the important people and issues in their lives.

Topical dashboards: Exploring individual issues

Aging-related resources in Florida 2023

This map explores aging and health-related resources (e.g., healthcare, homemaker services) in Florida. These resources can be filtered by industry, county, or city and include the name and address of each resource.

The data for these dashboards is provided by Esri through its licensing agreement with the FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Click here to visit the maps of aging-related resources in the State of Florida for 2023.

General population vulnerability Index (GPVI)

This is a preview of the General Population Vulnerability Index (LSI), a statistical tool to illustrate the social needs of people of all ages as indicated by poverty, minority status, living alone, and living in areas with relatively few service providers.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards of the General population vulnerability Index (GPVI) in the State of Florida and beyond, based on the American Community Survey for years 2015-2019 and the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA) for year 2017.

Generational Connectivity Index (GII)

This is a preview of the Generational Connectivity Index (GCI), a statistical tool to visualize potential interactions between people from different age groups, as a proportion of all possible interactions in the population. These maps and dashboards explore the GCI using data from the 2018-2022 American Community Survey.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards of the Generational Connectivity Index in the State of Florida and beyond, based on the American Community Survey for years 2018-2022.

Later Life Social Isolation Index (LSI)

The Later Life Social Isolation Index is a new instrument to highlight geographic areas where the most vulnerable population is located, as a combination of age, disability, living alone, and lacking access to aging and disability service providers.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards of the Later Life Social Isolation Index (LSI) in the State of Florida and beyond, based on the American Community Survey for years 2015-2019 and the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA) for year 2017.

Maps and Dashboards for Demographic Exploration

U.S. Census Bureau – American Community Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey is a U.S. Census Bureau program that helps understand changes in demographic, economic, educational, and other aspects of people in the US territory. ACS data is commonly used by government, private, and nonprofit institutions to allocate funding, debate policy issues, and plan for emergencies.

The data for these maps and dashboards has been curated and harmonized by the IPUMS USA program.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards for 2018-2022 ACS.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards for 2017-2021 ACS.

U.S. Census Bureau – Current Population Survey (CPS)

The Current Population Survey is a monthly survey of households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The main purpose of the CPS is providing data for the estimation of the national unemployment rate, persons in and out of the labor force, workloads, work-related income, and other employment statistics for the population of the United States.

Here is a preview of our maps and dashboards exploring data from the 2023 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), provided by IPUMS-CPS. ASEC collects additional information on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and immigration.

The data for these maps and dashboards has been curated and harmonized by the IPUMS CPS program.

Click here to visit the maps and dashboards for the 2023 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) supplement to the CPS.