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#251 Voter Registration and Participation Portal Education

In 2018, Baltimore City had 387,188 registered voters. Only 167,741 (43%) voted in the 2018 midterm elections. https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland-sees-modest-bump-in-voter-turnout-amid-contentious-midterm/65-611898699 While this is a 6% increase from the last midterm in 2014, it's still not enough.

#252 Make Jury Duty more Streamlined Workforce Development

Jury duty can be costly for both governments and citizens. The city generally pays people for showing up to jury duty, and citizens called in for duty often have to pay for things like child care and parking. Furthermore, it's often the case that excessive numbers of people are called in for duty who could have been eliminated by scheduling conflicts.

#253 Fix the Baltimore 311 App Public Safety

The Baltimore City 311 app does not work as intended and is a source of frustration for Baltimore citizens. A 2018 overhaul of the app led to multiple one-star reviews claiming that it's now less functional that it was before. (Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-311-revamp-app-20180911-story.html)

#254 Supporting Black Maternal Health Health & Wellness

In the United States, the rate of pregnancy-related death is 3-4 times higher for black people than for white people. This is due to a wide range of factors, such as having fewer hospitals in black communities and individual racial bias on behalf of healthcare professionals. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0411-maternal-health-20190409-story.html

#255 Connecting Expectant Parents with Doulas Health & Wellness

Pregnancy-related deaths are higher in the United States than in any other developed country, and much can be done to improve birth outcomes in Baltimore and across the country. https://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world http://www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/uploads/files/Birth%20Profile%202010_14_general%20public%205_17_2016.pdf

#256 Expanding the Baltimore City Health Dashboard Health & Wellness

Under the TECHealth Initiative, Fearless created an open source Baltimore City Health Dashboard prototype (https://github.com/BaltimoreCity/bchd-health-dashboard) that could ingest death data from Baltimore City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) and visualize health trends across the City. But there are opportunities to expand this tool to better understand the root causes of health trends across Baltimore. Sources: https://fearless.tech/work/all/case/bchd