Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Statewide Youth Development Plan Dashboard
As part of a partnership with communications and consulting firm Collaborative Communications, Graphicacy created an interactive dashboard for the Colorado Department of Human Services’ (CDHS) Colorado Statewide Youth Development Plan (SYDP) and the Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) program. The dashboard is a crucial tool that offers useful, easy to understand, and actionable information that affect Colorado’s youth.
Graphicacy’s role in this project was to work with the SYDP team to initially review all of the underlying data and to present visualization design options that made the underlying data come to life in an intuitive and interactive way.
The SYDP dashboard provides a user-friendly and eye-opening snapshot of behavior and risk factors impacting children and youth across the state. This map allows communities and their funders to better understand the strengths and needs of this population, and it serves as a tool to help stakeholders align resources in support of a continuum of services.
Graphicacy’s innovative dashboard design and development ensured that it has become a trusted tool, now updated by the SYDP on a yearly basis.