Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Call for Sessions: ACHI

Call for Sessions due August 8: Association for Community Health Improvement

The Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) is accepting proposals through August 8 for concurrent breakout sessions for its March 11-13, 2009 national conference in Los Angeles, California. Conference session will address: community health assessment; community benefit; health in the social and built environment; and building the skills of community health leaders.

This event features more than 450 professionals from hospitals, health systems, foundations, public health, and community health organizations in a gathering that stimulates real change and improvement in how community health programs are planned, delivered, and assessed. Visit the conference Web site (www.communityhlth.org) for information on topic tracks and submission guidelines. Write to communityhlth@aha.org with questions.

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