Data highlights issues impacting local residents
The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT), a program of the the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF), is proud to announce the culmination of a 3 year Community Report Card effort. This new Report Card utilizes Results Scorecard 3.0 to measure community indicators and highlights economic well-being, health and education trends in our community.
The online scorecard updates key indicators measured in the 2007 Community Report Card, and ranges from the median cost of housing to immunization rates. Through access to real-time data and trends, agencies and the community at large will be able to plan and review strategies and programs that create positive change for children, families, seniors and all community members.
“Our 45 partners are truly dedicated to making our community a better place” said the Collaborative’s Director, Alison Schwedner. “One of the questions we have grappled with over the years is how do we show that community investments in our agencies are creating results- making things better for kids and families and all community members. We are thrilled to finally have a tool that will highlight not only the impact of our collective work but shine the light on areas we need to focus on as a community. Because of the partnership created with Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, and Nevada and Placer Counties, we were able to come to a collective agreement on how to manage the data and track our community indicators,” said Schwedner.
The online scorecard is publicly accessible via CCTT’s website (www.communitycollaborative.org) and represents a volume of data from different sources. Because there is a vast amount of data, Collaborative partners came together to determine the best indicators to highlight and create “issue briefings” to help better understand how the numbers represent our community reality. Together, they worked to condense key data and highlight efforts in the following areas:
- Economics and Demographics
- Youth Substance Abuse (Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence Coalition)
- 3rd Grade Reading (Tahoe Truckee Reads)
According to Phebe Bell, Nevada and Placer County Tahoe Truckee Program Manager, “there really is no better organization to coordinate this work than the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee. The partnering agencies, both on the ground and those community institutions like the schools and hospital, must all work together not only to track the data, but then to interpret what it means for our community. The goal is to ultimately develop strategy that can guide future impact in areas like economic development, education and community health.”
“This effort provides a really important opportunity for the community to align our efforts and resources to take on some of our toughest challenges. The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is proud that our Collaborative partners have given so much of their time and energy to creating this tool. TTCF’s investment in this community indicators project will ensure that we are able to measure what strategies are working in our community to create real change for our local residents,” says TTCF’s CEO, Stacy Caldwell.
The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee is comprised of over 45 health, education and social service agencies that work to support the fundamental needs of our local residents. CCTT is supported by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, S.H. Cowell Foundation and First 5 of Nevada and Placer Counties. For more information, please contact Director Alison Schwedner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-587-1776.
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