The Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) project supports University of Missouri Extension field faculty in developing, analyzing, and disseminating data and outcomes on addressing opioid issues in rural communities.
The Wellness Wheel assessment was developed by University of New Hampshire Extension and web-enabled by CARES. The Wellness Wheel is a tool and visual representation that assesses an individual’s perception of overall wellness. Focusing on all 8 dimensions of wellness, the assessment aims to improve overall quality of life and healthy habits through personal decision-making. Additional information about the Wellness Wheel is available at: https://extension.unh.edu/health-well-being/programs/wellness-wheel-assessment
CARES, in partnership with Well-Being in the Nation (WIN), reconstructed and provided data updates to winmeasures.org in early 2023. The refreshed site aims to, “bring you data on the WIN Core Measures and Leading Indicators.” WIN Core Measures focus on three main areas: Well-being of People, Well-being of Places, and Equity. Leading Indicators are searchable at the national, state, county, and city level (where available) and encompass a core set of equity-focused social determinants. Learn more about the WIN Measures health equity framework and how it can be applied across sectors and initiatives.
CARES launched SparkMap in 2019. SparkMap hosts a robust Community Needs Assessment tool, data upload tools, ZIP code level reports, and more. SparkMap is a great subscription service for healthcare consultants, grant writers, community benefit managers, and others working on community needs assessments.
CARES provides data analysis and programming support to the ParkScore and ParkServe teams at the Trust for Public Land.
CARES assisted the KC Arts Asset Mapping project with data validation and cleaning services to support the development of an arts-focused community dashboard.
CARES provides the Michigan Public Health Institute with access to data, maps, and reporting tools through a series of widgets. These data and tools support public health agencies across the state by providing access to reliable health needs assessment data.
The Andrew County Public Health Department has teamed up with CARES to develop a local public health dashboard that provides citizens and the media with easy access to data for all major reportable diseases. Data are shown for more than 15 reportable diseases in the county with benchmarks for previous years.
CARES, in partnership with Colorado State University, engaged in a series of listening and design sessions with professionals and stakeholders from across CSU Extension to learn more about their data needs and potential solutions. CARES summarized and synthesized findings from the sessions and delivered recommendations and a roadmap to CSU OEE for review and planning.
The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), through hospitalfinancies.org, provides access to IRS 990 data for nonprofit hospitals in the United States.