CI:Now provides a number of local and regional collaboratives with data support like public secondary data collection and analysis, integration and analysis of person-level administrative data, community assessment, and outcome measurement and evaluation.

EastPoint PaCT neighborhood transformation

EastPoint PaCT (Promise and Choice Together) is a group of coordinated initiatives working to transform and revitalize the EastPoint neighborhood, a near-eastside area with a rich history and tradition. Among others, PaCT work includes the US DOE-funded Eastside Promise Neighborhood, the US HUD-funded Wheatley Choice Neighborhood, the US DOJ-funded Public Safety Enhancement initiatives attached to Promise and Choice, the Annie E. Casey Foundation-funded dual-generation Family Centered Community Change initiative, the Bloomberg Philanthropies and Living Cities-funded Family Empowerment Center work, and the US HUD-designated Promise Zone. CI:Now provides data for planning, performance monitoring and improvement, and outcome measurement and evaluation. CI:Now’s CommunityViewer integrated data system is being built out and piloted primarily with EastPoint PaCT-related data.

Bexar Co. Community Health Needs Assessment

On behalf of The Health Collaborative CI:Now handled quantitative data and report development for the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, including measurement of Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) objectives. In addition to the narrative report, a new key feature this year will be the presentation of the trended data in interactive charts and maps with downloadable files of data aggregated at the Zip Code Tract Area (ZCTA) or other sub-county geographic level. The assessment includes  information on demographics and social inequities; selected policy and other structural factors; physical, social, and economic environment; access to care; risk and protective behaviors; well-being and quality of life; and disease, injury, and death. The assessment will be publicly released on August 23, 2016; please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when the assessment becomes available online.

Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA)

CI:Now provides data support to SALSA, a collective impact initiative “to  create a community where seniors thrive and and are prized as vital citizens.” Supported by the San Antonio Area Foundation, SALSA is in the early stages of using data to inform development of a shared agenda. CI:Now will also assist with the development of shared indicators with reliable and available data sources.

CommunityViewer integrated data system

CI:Now and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County work together to manage the CommunityViewer integrated data system, which brings together “people data” and “place data” from public and private sources to inform early intervention, planning, intervention monitoring, and evaluation and research. More information about CommunityViewer is available here.

Measuring integrated care outcomes for safety net “high utilizers”

CI:Now is conducting a multi-year evaluation of the impact and cost-effectiveness of an innovative collaborative model to provide the right care at the right time to people who are living with serious behavioral conditions that, along with poverty, previous trauma, and other challenges, drive high utilization of the local emergency room and inpatient safety net and the criminal justice system. Early results show that people engaged in this integrated care model, operated by the Center for Health Care Services, the local mental health authority, show significant declines in ER use, inpatient admissions, and incarcerations.

Evaluating interventions to prevent hospital readmission

Another multi-year evaluation of Presa Community Center’s evidence-based model of education and self-management support 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. Both the interventions and the evaluation are supported by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.

SA2020 Community Dashboard

SA2020 is a community visioning and collective impact initiative focused on 11 cause areas.  CI:Now helped design the online dashboard and since 2014 has collected and analyzed the data to report trended indicators of success in these areas.

Children’s Issue Council Dashboard

CI:Now collected and visualized data on child well-being for the Children’s Issue Council of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. The dashboard is available at and data is updated as it becomes available.

Mapping kinder-readiness

CI:Now does supplemental mapping and analysis of San Antonio’s growing bank of neighborhood-level kinder-readiness data from the Early Development Instrument assessment. Spearheaded by the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, EDI is being implemented by a growing number of San Antonio school districts.