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San Angelo Social Health Indexing Project

Project ID: 448
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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 07/06/12
Project LocationSan Angelo, Texas
Lead OrganizationCommunity Development Initiatives
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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County

Issue Areas:
Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social


Project Description

The agenda of San Angelo Social Health Indexing Project is to develop a series of indices for use by a variety of community stakeholders. The flagship of the project is the San Angelo Social Health Index which has been published since 2008. This index tracks 18 indicators of general community interest using the year 2000 as a baseline. The indicators focus on three domains: 1) conditions for children and the elderly; 2) household conditions; and 3) general economic and social conditions. A second product of the project was published for the first time in 2010. The Children of the Concho Valley Social Health Index also uses the year 2000 as a baseline for data collection and tracking. Twenty-one indicators are focused on the educational, economic, health and safety conditions of youth in the 13 county Concho Valley region of Texas. The index also includes indicators of juvenile crime in San Angelo, the region's metropolitan population center. Two other community indices for the project are in the works. In collaboration with the San Angelo branch of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, a Concho Valley Women's Index is now under construction. Also the project will produce a San Angelo Neighborhood Development Index in collaboration with the City of San Angelo.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
The San Angelo Social Health Indexing project tracks numerous indicators from the baseline line year of 2000 forward. The indicators focus on children, elders, women, households, health and health care, crime, safety, and economic conditions. Some indicators cover the geography of San Angelo and Tom Green County while others encompass the 13 county Concho Valley region of Texas. All indicators are scaled and scored by various methods to provide for comparisons between geographies and over time.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

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

Contact Information

Kenneth Stewart
Community Development Initiatives
Center for Community Wellness, Engagement and Development, Angelo State University
5301 Knickerbocker Rd
San Angelo, Texas 76904

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