The Center for Health Care Services‘ Adult Behavioral Health division has won a continuation grant from Johnson&Johnson to continue measuring the physical health, behavioral health, and system involvement outcomes of people with serious mental illness participating in its Integrated Care program, which is funded through a number of sources. CI:Now’s role in this work is to link multiple datasets from CHCS, area hospitals, and the criminal justice system, with the consumer’s/patient’s consent, to learn more about the innovative program’s effects on physical and behavioral health status and quality of life, ER visits and hospital admissions, and incarceration.
The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation has awarded CI:Now, via the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County as fiscal agent, a grant in the amount of $50,000. The one-year grant will support CI:Now’s work to strengthen local access to and use of high-quality data to improve children’s lives through better-informed decisions and actions. Kronkosky is a longtime partner, having been a founding member of the Alamo Area Community Information System (AACIS), rebranded in 2008 as CI:Now, in the late 1990s.
CI:Now presented an abbreviated version of The State of Children in Bexar County (8 MB file) at the kickoff meeting of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County-convened Community Agenda for Children. This meeting was the first of three to shape a community-wide agenda that promotes the well-being of children and to commit to a roadmap for implementing and actions that will realize that vision. The full version linked above focuses on children birth to eight years old and covers demographics, conditions our children are living in, how they’re faring, and what we know about the long-term consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The presentation includes several animated time series maps, so noted on the relevant slides, so be sure to give those a few moments to play.
Clarissa Ozuna, CI:Now Program Manager for Research, presented at the September 2016 partner meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in Cleveland, OH. The Ignite (five-minute format) presentation titled Data Behind the Data: Using Metadata to Inform Data Collection Process Improvement focused on how to use metadata – data about the data – to improve data collection tools and processes.
CI:Now Director Laura McKieran joined Claudia Coulton from Case Western Reserve University, Sheila Martin from Portland State University, and Cindy Guy from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on a panel discussion at the September 2016 partner meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in Cleveland, OH. The purpose of the panel, NNIP’s 20th Anniversary: Celebrating the Past and Charting the Future, was to “learn about the origins of the NNIP network, reflect on how the network supports the critical contributions of current partners, and explore how the network can continue to evolve, while staying true to its founding principles.”
We’ve added a number of new terms to The language of data, a glossary of words and phrases often used when talking about data.
The new Alamo Regional Data Alliance (ARDA) has drafted its new vision: By establishing and supporting a culture of data-driven action, we will improve the quality of life of people in our region. Check out the draft Product Vision Board that lays out a roadmap to reach that vision. CI:Now provides staffing support to the ARDA collaborative.
Check out news coverage of the 2016 Bexar County Community Health Needs Assessment. CI:Now was the data partner to The Health Collaborative, compiling and analyzing the quantitative data and developing the narrative report and findings.
The Health Collaborative has released the 2016 Bexar County Community Health Needs Assessment. CI:Now was the data partner to The Health Collaborative, compiling and analyzing the quantitative data and developing the narrative report and findings.