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Austin and Travis County: Community Dashboard

Project ID: 408

CIC Case Study: Promising Practices supporting Community Health Assessment

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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 06/19/16
Project LocationAustin and Travis County
Lead OrganizationCommunity Action Network
Type of Organization

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

Issue Areas:
Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation


Project Description

Community Action Network (CAN) is a unique partnership of agencies, organizations and individuals who share a common vision for our community’s social, health, educational and economic well?being. CAN developed the Community Dashboard to track 16 indicators that gauge progress made toward this common vision. CAN's Community Dashboard reports now include a “Strategic Framework for Action” and an inventory of “Common Strategies.” Both were informed by many stakeholder meetings and by an analysis of over 70 planning documents. This work provides a common language for better understanding the inter-relationships of all our partners’ e?orts to enhance the community’s well?being. Carefully monitoring these indicators and identifying areas where we can work together for collective impact will help ensure that Austin remains a city that future generations will also be proud to call home.

Practices Relevant to Community Health Assessment

Promising Practices (definitions):

  • Connecting Planning to Results
    The Community Action Network (CAN) offers a strategic framework and annual work plan, integrating issues identified through the County's CHA/CHIP. The CAN Dashboard is an engaging visual tool that compellingly communicates community indicator data and CAN's strategic framework.


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:


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

Mary Dodd
Community Action Network
Allan Elementary
4900 Gonzales Street, Room 111
Austin, TX 78702
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