The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation has partnered with CI:Now to conduct Phase II of a local assessment to learn more about the San Antonio area’s population of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). In the exploratory Phase I portion of the assessment, CI:Now worked with Kronkosky, Autism Lifeline Links, area service providers, adults with ASD/IDD and their families, and advocates to begin to understand the number, strengths, and needs of this population, as well as key policies, funding streams, and workforce capacity issues affecting our region’s ability to meet their needs effectively. Phase II will yield estimates of the size and demographics of the local population of adults with ASD/IDD, learn what we can about their needs and strengths, quantify the current capacity of the local service system, and lay the groundwork for system change to make this a better community for our families, friends, and neighbors with ASD/IDD to thrive. The assessment is scheduled for completion in February 2018.
HASA, Texas’ largest nonprofit health information exchange, has partnered with CI:Now to enable it to add measures of place-based health risk to the patient record, allowing clinicians and other providers to understand the patient’s health and risk and in context of critical social and economic determinants of health. CI:Now’s role is to provide census tract-level measures of relative degree of neighborhood poverty (percent in poverty) and neighborhood low educational attainment (percent with less than a high school diploma or GED), as well as an index of both measures combined. HASA will append those measures to each patient record based on patient address.
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has awarded CI:Now $75,000 for 2017-2018. A portion of that award will go toward data support for United Way’s own community data needs, with the balance intended to fund tools and services that help our community access and use data for better decisions and more effective action. The United Way has long understood the value of making better data available to everyone and has invested in our community data capacity for 20 years and counting, and we are so grateful for their steadfast support.
The Center for Health Care Services, Bexar County’s local mental health authority, has contracted CI:Now for data support to its US DHHS SAMHSA-funded Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration initiative. CI:Now’s role in this work is to link integrated care patient records from multiple sources and compile care files and performance measures related to consumer characteristics, service utilization, risk and protective factors, and health outcomes.
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has contracted with CI:Now to compile and map a number of indicators of child and family well-being, including EDI kinder-readiness, third-grade reading, family income and poverty, family educational attainment, residential mobility, family violence, child abuse and neglect reports and victims, late or no prenatal care, employment instability, military service, and VIA bus stops and routes. Most of the maps will be static (pdf) thematic maps with overlays, but CI:Now will also build an interactive scatterplot tool to allow United Way to explore relationships among issues by zip code.
The San Antonio Area Foundation awarded $50,000 to help fund backbone staffing support to the Alamo Regional Data Alliance (ARDA) through 2017. ARDA is a vibrant network of people like you whose mission is to collectively support the Alamo Regional in implementing and strengthening the policies and programs needed for data-driven decisions to be made throughout the community. CI:Now has been providing backbone staffing to ARDA since its September 2016 founding using its own operating grants from the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.
Since 2014 SA2020 has contracted with CI:Now to collect and analyze its community indicator data and consult on the best ways to visualize and communicate about that data. This year SA2020 re-upped and expanded the partnership to include the development of new SA Tomorrow indicators. In support of local efforts to adopt an equity lens, CI:Now will also slice key indicators like poverty by City Council District. SA2020’s Data Dashboard will be updated in conjunction with this year’s Impact Report, tentatively scheduled for January 2018 release. You can find the 2016 Impact Report here.
The San Antonio Area Foundation renewed its partnership with CI:Now, Moriarty Consulting Group, and Redline Leadership Group to staff the SALSA (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) collective impact initiative to improve and sustain quality of life for San Antonio’s growing older population. CI:Now’s role is data support, assisting SALSA partners throughout 2017 in targeting shared priority outcomes, defining indicators to measure progress on those outcomes, understanding the factors behind our current status and trends, choosing strategies to achieve the targeted outcomes, and developing and implementing an action plan.
The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation has partnered with CI:Now to learn more about area adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. In the initial two- to three-month exploratory phase, CI:Now will work with Autism Lifeline Links, area service providers, adults with ASD/IDD and their families, and advocates to begin to understand the number, strengths, and needs of this population, as well as key policies, funding streams, and workforce capacity issues affecting our region’s ability to meet their needs effectively.
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, which administers the Eastside Promise Neighborhood (EPN) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, has renewed CI:Now’s contract to provide data support for the fifth and final year of the EPN initiative. CI:Now’s role over the course of the grant has been to collect, analyze, and visualize data on the activity and results of EPN interventions, as well as to track conditions in this changing neighborhood.