Community Information Now

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

Month: August 2016

News coverage of 2016 Bexar County Community Health Needs Assessment

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.

2016 Bexar Co. Community Health Needs Assessment released

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.

Newsletter: Community health assessment, EastPoint, SA2020, and more

CI:Now’s August 2016 newsletter includes the health assessment; our work with Promise, Choice, and other EastPoint initiatives; and SA2020; and a new “Meet the Staff” section.

 

CI:Now awarded grant from the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has awarded CI:Now one year of funding in the amount of $75,000. The grant funds will be used to strengthen local data capacity through freely-accessible, neutral, high-quality data that area nonprofits and others can use for data-driven decisionmaking and action, as well as “help desk” services, trainings, and technical assistance. Two tools built in the past with UWSA funding are CI:Now’s Data Explorer and CommunityViewer Public Reports. UWSA funding has also been used to develop and maintain The Language of Data, a glossary of technical data-related terms translated to plain language.

UWSA was a founding member in the late 1990s of the Alamo Area Community Information System (AACIS), rebranded as CI:Now in 2008. For 20 consecutive years UWSA has invested in AACIS’/CINow’s work to build local data capacity, through directly funding CI:Now, by donating its fiscal agency services, and by being a champion of data-driven action.