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.
The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), through hospitalfinancies.org, provides access to IRS 990 data for nonprofit hospitals in the United States.
The Oklahoma Vocational Rehabilitation Hub supports ETS specialists (employment transition services) in entering data and reporting about students’ use of services. These data are aggregated to meet federal reporting requirements and used by staff at the Oklahoma Career Center. Data are stored in secure databases due to sensitive information.
The Show-Me-Select project provides a database and web interface to better track information on production and sales for producers involved in the Show-Me-Select Heifer program. The protected website allows for data entry, reporting, and temporal tracking of sales data. CARES manages the site to allow data entry and extraction by Extension staff for the use of producers, veterinarians, and specialists in Missouri.
The Lincoln Home site provides researchers with access to a database of Lincoln Home site photographs.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Hub facilitates the recordkeeping of Pre-Employment Transition services provided by trained educational specialists throughout the state of Missouri. Services fall into one of the following categories: Job Exploration, Work-based Learning, Post-secondary Counseling, Workplace Readiness and Self Advocacy. Using the Hub, Specialists record service(s) provided to individual students on a daily basis. Services are aggregated and sent to the state Vocational Rehabilitation office every month to support their federal reporting mandate.
The Kentucky Vocational Rehabilitation Hub supports ETS specialists (employment transition services) in entering data and reporting about students’ use of services. These data are aggregated to meet federal reporting requirements and used by staff at the Kentucky Career Center. Data are stored in secure databases due to sensitive information.