A Publication of the Community Indicators Consortium

June 2021

In This Issue

Quick Hits Making a Big Impact


Featured Indicator

Featured Data Tool


Learning Never Stops

Data Visualization with Tableau Training

August 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Learn how to clean, shape, aggregate, and merge frequently used community development indicators datasets, including housing and healthcare access, and organize your visualizations in Tableau Desktop. Analyzing big data using charts, graphics, and images is becoming more and more necessary for decision-making. This course not only introduces you to the basic features and functions of Tableau Desktop but also shows you how to incorporate complex calculations in ways that improve insights, make charts more relevant, and create the most impactful dashboard graphics.

No Prerequisite experience needed

Indicators Making an Impact

Projects Driving Change in Their Community

The Los Angeles Sustainable Development Goals Indicators Project helps Los Angelenos understand the city’s progress towards accomplishing UN Sustainable Development Goals. The City customized the data underlying the indicators according to local priorities and available data points. The City cooperated with and utilized tools from the Open SDG, and the SDG National Reporting Initiative developed by the Center for Open Data Enterprise. If your community is interested in copying this platform, please refer to these efforts.

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Upcoming Events, Training, and Webinars

Opportunities to Grow Your Impact

Community Indicators Consortium

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team 

Last chance to register!

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27; August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 

Evening with the Fed: The Racial Wealth Gap 

June 22, 2021

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Census Bureau  

Data for Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI) Populations

June 22, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 

Policy Summit 2021: Pathways to Economic Resilience in Our Communities 

June 23 – June 25, 2021

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 

Harnessing the American Rescue Plan Act to Support Innovation in Child Care 

June 24, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Tamarack Institute 

Monitoring Happiness and Community Well-Being 

July 7, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

ISQOLS 2021 Conference 

Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World 

August 23 – 27, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Reimagined in America Webinars 

Watch Anytime

2021 Virtual Impact Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

With Support From Our Readers

Do you know an organization that would be in interested in sponsoring the 2021 Virtual Impact Summit? This year’s theme, Community Indicators for Change: Responding Rebuilding, and Advancing Equity, focuses on opportunities to leverage indicators projects to grow community resiliency and improve social outcomes. CIC welcomes the opportunity to partner with organizations interested in helping advance the mission of CIC and this year’s conference theme of bringing indicators to action!

Featured Data Tool

Resources That Help You Make an Impact

The City Health Dashboard provides communities with a toolkit of indicators to assess health, and the factors that drive health. The Dashboard includes over 35 health indicators, including life expectancy, obesity, and children in poverty. The dashboard includes data for U.S. cities with a population over 50,000. City leaders can use the Dashboard to target public health investments in high-need neighborhoods, identify regional priority-areas, and design evidence-based community health improvement efforts. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports this Dashboard, in addition to a number of other community health indicators projects.

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Featured Resources

Impact that Goes Beyond the Data



Economic Recovery and Growth 

Food Access 

Healthcare and Well-Being 



Because Change Only Happens When YOU Make It

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