Crowdsourced Analytics: Solving Social Problems with Data

Data can tell a great story. Don’t believe me? Check this out.

But a story is so much better when other people get to contribute, adding their unique take on things. We set out to do just that. We wanted to use data to tell a story, but make it both accessible and interactive. We’ve taken a data set of metrics gathered across every county in the U.S. that can in some way be correlated with diabetes rates. The metrics have different effects according to the region or state counties are found in, so possible ways of looking at the data are endless.

The data visualizations can be found here.

We figure enough people looking at something like this can start to create big changes. Feel free to explore, interact, analyze, and gain insights. What does the data tell you? Share your thoughts/insights below.