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So far Purple Binder has created 35 blog entries.

A Lean Approach to Self-Sustainability

For the past several years, the philanthropic world has tested strategies to create programs that don’t rely solely on grant dollars. Because self-sustaining programs can have impact beyond the duration of a grant, they are a more efficient use of philanthropic funds. In this post, I’m going to examine two different examples of how grant-funded [...]

By |July 24th, 2014|Policy, Startups|0 Comments

Presenting on the main stage at Health Datapalooza

Purple Binder has been selected for a main stage presentation on June 2nd at Health Datapalooza, a conference run by the Health Data Consortium on Washington, D.C. We're excited to share our message with over 2,500 policymakers and health innovators. For a taste of what we'll be talking about there, have a look at our [...]

By |May 19th, 2014|Healthcare|0 Comments

HealthData.gov: Transforming Community Services

This post originally appeared on HealthData.gov, the US Department of Health and Human Services' online data portal. In an age when everything seems to be online, finding information about community services is hard. Though backed by billions of dollars of government and philanthropic funds, community services remain difficult for those in need to find and [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|Open Data, Policy|0 Comments

Purple Binder in Businessweek and ModernHealthcare

Bloomberg Businessweek has a write-up on startups getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act, including Purple Binder, Direct Dermatology, Polyglot Systems, and Propellor Health. ModernHealthcare has a video report on Healthbox, the healthcare IT accelerator that we've been part of for the past few months. The second half of the segment features Purple Binder.

By |February 14th, 2014|Healthcare, Startups|0 Comments

Care Pathways and Community Health

This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Health Data Consortium blog. More healthcare systems and hospitals are entering into shared-risk contracts with insurance companies, making them responsible for a new universe of care. Because healthcare systems are taking on the risk of their patient’s health outcome, it’s no longer enough to treat [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Healthcare|0 Comments

Demand for Food Surges in Wake of SNAP Cuts

Lakeview Food Pantry -- photo by yooperann (flickr)One of the biggest ways that government fights hunger is through food stamps, officially known as SNAP. These days, you get a card that you can use to buy groceries. It's a direct cash subsidy that can only be used to buy food. This fall has been full [...]

By |December 16th, 2013|Cities, Policy|0 Comments

New Community Partnerships in Chicago

Members of the Hope Response Coalition and Purple Binder President Joseph Flesh in a training session at SER in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. This was a busy week for Purple Binder, as we welcomed two new organizations into our ever growing group of partners across the City of Chicago: Welcome to the Domestic [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Cities, Partners|0 Comments

Tackling the Future

Over the past few months, we've been reevaluating how Purple Binder manages data about social services. When Purple Binder first launched, we wanted to give everybody access to comprehensive, accurate information about community resources -- for free. We envisioned that all of the information on the site would be crowdsourced from our users, like on [...]

By |October 7th, 2013|Misc, Startups|0 Comments

Chicago Service Finder Launched

The Chicago Service Finder appPurple Binder is partnering with the City of Chicago's Department of Family Support Services (DFSS) to make the services that they fund more accessible to all Chicagoans. Together, we've launched a site that lets citizens find all of the services funded by DFSS -- including detailed information on eligibility, hours, and [...]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Cities|0 Comments

Joining Intel for Civic Innovation

Purple Binder has been selected to participate in the Intel Innovation Pipeline, a project led by SecondMuse and the Business Innovation team at Intel. SecondMuse are the folks behind the National Day for Civic Hacking. Though the Innovation Pipeline, Purple Binder will gain access to a machine learning and intelligent analytics platform that we're going [...]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Partners, Startups|0 Comments