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New Orleans Index at Ten

Project ID: 231

CIC Case Study: Promising Practices supporting Community Health Assessment

CIC Member?:
Active Project?:
Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 08/18/17
Project LocationGreater New Orleans, LA
Lead OrganizationNonprofit Knowledge Works
Type of Organization

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Metropolitan, Multi-County

Issue Areas:
Economy, Governance, Housing, Land Use, Population, Social, Transportation


Project Description

The Greater New Orleans Index is specifically meant to track the recovery of New Orleans and its surrounding Metro Area, after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. It examines areas such as population recovery, infrastructure repairs (or lack thereof), and housing. The long term goal of the index is to galvanize citizens and politicians to commit to innovation and sustainability, moving past recovery and into a hopeful and dramatically improved future.

Practices Relevant to Community Health Assessment

Promising Practices (definitions):

  • Social determinants focus
    Reducing blight: Efforts to eliminate vacant, abandoned properties are a promising practice for improving the physical environment, thereby creating healthier communities.


Social Determinants:
Does project address Social Determinants of Health? Yes

Health Connection

Local Health Department(s) involvement? None

What framework does this project use if any?

Awards and Recognitions:


Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Charlotte Cunliffe


Associated Resources

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