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Community Action Network is a partnership of government, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations who work together to enhance the social, health, educational and economic well-being of Central Texas.
- The State of Preschool 2012
National Institute for Early Education Research
- Health Needs Assessment 2012
Ventanilla de Salud
- James Sallis on Walkability and the Fight Against Obesity
- Community Health Needs Assessment
- Rental Housing Market Condition Measures: A Comparison of U.S. Metropolitan Areas From 2009 to 2011
U.S. Census Bureau
- State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: A State-by-State Analysis
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
- Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America
- Greater Austin Region Cancer Care White Paper
The CAN Community Dashboard is an annual report that provides an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin and Travis County. This annual report helps the CAN stakeholders evaluate how our community is doing and determine where additional attention and collaborative action are needed. To see the latest, visit CANCommunityDashboard.org
CAN Releases Fourth Annual Community Dashboard Report
CAN has released the fourth edition of its annual Community Dashboard report. The report offers a short-list of indicators of the social, health, educational and economic well-being of Austin and Travis County and a summary of the key collaborations and groups working to improve them. "The good news is, we saw improvement on almost every indicator on the Community Dashboard," said CAN Executive Director Vanessa Sarria. "We do have reason to celebrate, but we also have more work to do and some major challenges to face. First, one of the fastest growth rates in the nation is straining our services and infrastructure. Second, disparity is becoming even more deeply solidified geographically, by race and ethnicity, and among the growing child population. Finally, there is a significant need for access to good paying jobs, affordable housing, and opportunity for people who are low-income." Visit www.CANCommunityDashboard.org to view the report and for additional information.
Results of CAN Policy Palooza
About 135 people attended the CAN Policy Palooza on October 17, 2012. Read this highlight of the event and of the key challenges participants said we must work together to address to reach our community's goals.
Video: "Central Texas: Creating the Future We Want"
View our new video! Leaders from Austin and Travis County comment on the demographic trends in the Austin Region and some of the challenges and opportunities that these trends present us with. Thanks to KLRU who produced this video.