Below are some of the larger projects we’ve wrapped up in the past few years. You can find information about many more smaller and short-term projects by browsing previous years here.
Neighborhood and Issue Profiles
CI:Now often conducts brief assessments of particular neighborhoods or issues using secondary (existing) data. These profiles are usually but not always commissioned by a local partner. Here are a few of these we’ve completed in the past year or two:
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. See a case study here.
CommunityViewer integrated data system
CI:Now and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County together managed the CommunityViewer integrated data system, largely retired now that the Promise Neighborhood grant has closed. CommunityViewer brought 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.
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 pdf assessment report is complemented by CI:Now’s Viz-a-lyzer interactive online data visualization portal.
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 were supported by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.
Comal and Guadalupe County community assessment
On behalf a broad collaborative of organizations convened by the United Way of Comal County, CI:Now conducted a broad secondary data assessment of community needs in Comal and Guadalupe Counties, with a special focus on health. Released in November 2014, the report can be viewed or downloaded from here.
SA2020 Talent Pipeline Task Force
CI:Now provided data in 2014 to inform decision-making by the SA2020-convened Talent Pipeline Task Force, which sought to align San Antonio’s efforts to improve educational attainment with our envisioned workforce needs in 2020 and beyond.