For Immediate Release, June 27, 2019- Truckee, CA: For over twenty years, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT) has strengthened the lives of individuals and families in North Tahoe-Truckee. Spring 2019, they released a comprehensive Issue Brief that tells the story of how our region is performing in specific community health indicators.
Many people associate North Tahoe-Truckee with paradise, a perception that disguises underlying challenges affecting the individuals and families that live and work here. Isolated in the mountains with much fewer full-time residents than our urban counterparts, our region has less access to financial resources and basic needs services like healthcare and public transportation. Meanwhile, our economic and housing markets are greatly influenced by nearby metropolitan areas Reno, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area, resulting in a high cost of living and a housing shortage.
CCTT’s partners identify and address the needs of community members through a “story and data-driven” approach. CCTT measures and tracks over 25 community health indicators including things like education, substance abuse, and depression rates. This process helps local organizations develop and adapt responsive programs and networks. All indicators are available online and several have been published as issue briefs for educational and fundraising purposes; this is the first time that a single publication has painted a broad, comprehensive picture.
“Our community is doing well in many areas, but several issues undermine the health and well-being of all residents. Income levels and access to resources directly and negatively impact a person’s health and how well a child will do in school. We’re excited to share our 2019 Issue Brief with the broader community, and are hopeful it will compel people to action,” said Alison Schwedner, CCTT Director.
View the online version. If you would like to see a hard copy of the version, please contact Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) at (530)587-1776.
About the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee:
The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT), a program of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF), has served North Tahoe-Truckee for over twenty years. Comprised of over 45 health, education, and social service partners who address community challenges through collaboration.
About Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation:
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) was established in 1998 thanks to the vision of William Hewlett. In just over 20 years, TTCF identifies emerging needs and issues and works collaboratively with regional stakeholders, donors, and nonprofits to address them strategically. TTCF holds $27 million in assets and has distributed over $26 million to local nonprofits and scholarships. Learn more at www.ttcf.net.