With the internet, information is everywhere.
But one local organization is trying to help you cut through the clutter to find the resources and information to live a better life.
Beyond on-line information provided by the Black Hills Knowledge Network, the company is hosting a series of Data Matters forums.
Wednesday morning, the state secretary of health and two epidemiologists discussed an array of topics that make up the healthcare picture in the Black Hills, including trends of diseases and risk behaviors such as smoking, alcohol and teen pregnancy.
The more than 60 people in attendance included community leaders, who Knowledge Network organizers say can greatly benefit from the data.
"A lot of our policy makers and a lot of our community conversations take place without good, accurate data about what is really going on in the community. So we're trying to help strengthen those conversations and let people be more informed about the issues," said Eric Abrahamson from the Black Hills Knowledge Network.
Another Data Matters seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. The topic: the economy.