Community Information Now

turning data into information Texas communities can use to improve our common well-being

Year: 2015

Data support for Presa Community Center’s Project Puente

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio has awarded one year of continuation funding to the Presa Community Center for Project Puente, a promotora/community health worker program to prevent immediate hospital readmission by providing low-income and senior people with heart failure – as well as their families and caregivers – with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully manage their condition. CI:Now provides data and evaluation support to Project Puente.

Laura McKieran elected to NNIP Executive Committee

Laura McKieran, CI:Now Director, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). NNIP is “a collaboration of the Urban Institute and local partners in 30 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community building and local decision-making.”

Case study on CI:Now and EastPoint initiatives

Supporting Place-Based Initiatives: Revitalizing San Antonio’s EastPoint is a brief case study of CI:Now’s data support work for EastPoint place-based initiatives like the Eastside Promise Neighborhood and Wheatley Choice Neighborhood.

Newsletter: New child data dashboard, plus Civic Tech & Data

CI:Now’s October 2015 newsletter includes the launch of the new United Children’s Issue Council child data dashboard and San Antonio’s selection as a Learning City in the Civic Tech & Data Collaborative.

New child data dashboard launched

The United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County’s Children’s Issue Council contracted CI:Now to develop a child data “dashboard” to support area providers with data for use in planning, fundraising, and monitoring local progress. Council members themselves developed the “wish list” of indicators and asked that the dashboard appear online with ongoing updates rather than released annually as a print report. New data points – and possibly indicators as well – will be added as local data becomes available.

SA wins spot as Learning City in Civic Tech & Data Collaborative

Represented by  CI:Now, the City of San Antonio, and Code for SA, San Antonio has been selected as a Learning City in the Civic Tech & Data Collaborative (CTDC). CTDC – a partnership among the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, Living Cities, and Code for America – is exploring how civic technologists, data specialists, and local government leaders can work more effectively together to address pressing problems affecting low-income residents.

CI:Now featured in Striving Together blog

CI:Now is featured in Identify your trusted data hubs, a StriveTogether blog guest post by Leah Hendey of the Urban Institute, part of a series on seven principles of effective data-sharing .

CI:Now featured in Casey Family Programs ‘Geography Matters’

CI:Now’s map of Bexar County’s child abuse and neglect rate by zip code was featured in a Casey Family Programs piece titled Geography Matters: Consider family and child well-being in the context of community.

Presentation: CommunityViewer integrated data system

Laura McKieran gives an overview of the CommunityViewer integrated data system.

Presentation: Engaging Hospitals in Community Change

Laura McKieran talks about CI:Now’s collaboration with area hospitals to assess health-related conditions in Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties.