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Boston Indicators Project

Project ID: 311

CIC Case Study: Promising Practices supporting Community Health Assessment

CIC Member?:
Yes
Active Project?:
Yes
Year Project Began:
0
Year of Latest Report:
2012
Last Update: 06/19/16
Project LocationGreater Boston Region, MA
State/ProvinceMA
CountryUSA
Lead OrganizationThe Boston Foundation
Type of Organization

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region

Issue Areas:
Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation

Keywords:

Project Description

The Boston Foundation coordinates the Boston Indicators Project, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The project tracks indicators in ten sectors: Civic Vitality, Cultural Life and the Arts, the Economy, Housing, Education, Health, Public Safety, the Environment, Transportation, and Technology. The project has recently released a report in 2009 summarizing Boston indicators, entitled “A Great Reckoning: Healing a Growing Divide.”

Practices Relevant to Community Health Assessment

Promising Practices (definitions):

  • Innovative Tools
    WEAVE: The project leverages data from Metro Boston Data Common, a new data portal, using an innovative, open-source data visualization tool WEAVE. Users can view and create their own maps and charts.

Partners:

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

Health Connection

Local Health Department(s) involvement? Supporting

What framework does this project use if any?

Awards and Recognitions:

Achievements:

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 Kahn
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
USA
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