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.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Videoconference: Education and Health Disparities

Here's a press release of some interest. The indicators we use often deal with this intersection of educational and health disparities. This videoconference should be really good. 

15th Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health


Please join 1,000 other participants in 45 states and 6 countries for the 15th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health.

When? Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-4:00pm EDT
Where? Webcast, C-band satellite, and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building auditorium (at UNC Chapel Hill) - see

Topic: "Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities"


Reginald Weaver, Vice President, Education International; Past President, National Education Association

Dina Castro, M.P.H., Ph.D., Scientist, UNC FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicholas Freudenberg, Dr.P.H., Distinguished Professor, Program in Urban Public Health, Hunter College School of Health Sciences/City University of New York

Lillian A. Sparks, J.D., Executive Director, National Indian Education Association

Moderator: Howard Lee, M.S.W., Executive Director, North Carolina Education Cabinet

This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast) and c-band satellite. Questions will be taken from studio and broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.

For more information:

To view on your personal computert:

To view with a group:

To register a viewing site:

To register for the studio audience at the TTK auditorium:

(Note: If you have registered for the Videoconference you will receive an email by 6/4 reconfirming your registration and giving specific information for receiving or attending the broadcast.)

To read the abstracts, agenda, and speaker biographies:,,

To download materials (publicity, slides when they become available, attendance sheet for group sites):

Answers to frequently asked questions:

This year's Videoconference is presented by UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project (ECHO). Funding comes from the Dean's Office of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, UNC FPG Child Development Institute, UNC Center for Development and Learning, Counseling and Wellness Services (UNC Campus Health Services), NC Health Careers Access Program, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC American Indian Center, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, UNC College of Arts & Sciences, and a growing list of cosponsors ( This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen. Please thank them - and consider joining them or providing an endorsement.

Vic Schoenbach (
Director, Minority Health Project
[Please support the Minority Health Project!]
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Cookie Newsom
Director of Diversity Education and Research
UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

* 20+ health disparities-related broadcasts and seminars are available as on-demand webcasts at


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