The Institute is a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, which works to create national information systems on neighborhood conditions. The Institute collaborates with other NNIP partners to democratize data in order to improve the conditions and policies of neighborhoods in Dallas and around the country.
Children's Medical Center, Dallas' oldest and most recognized children's hospital, engaged the Institute to provide research, facilitation, and interpretation for its annual Beyond ABC report on the quality of life for area children. We assisted in the design and development of Beyond ABC's first ever five-county report covering Collin, Denton, Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson counties. The Institute's research services for Children's now include regular updates to more than 50 indicators of childhood well-being for six North Texas counties, including Dallas County.
As their research partner, the Institute provides evaluation of progress toward the community-wide goals in the areas of education, income, and health. We also work closely with the Community Impact staff to provide enhancements to the grant making process through facilitation and program design services that help the United Way realize their goals. We provide data assistance from a local perspective to the Dallas County Home Visiting Project, funded through Texas HHSC in partnership with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children. We have assisted the United Way in the establishment of a regional workforce partnership through policy briefs and survey design and implementation.