A community dashboard is a very powerful tool that helps community leaders inform their community – just as a dashboard on a car shows, in a split second, the current status of some very important measurements – speed, oil level, etc; a community dashboard will show the current status of important community measurements – poverty, obesity, etc.
View local news coverage on this project here.
The new SWMO Counts!
This tracking system is an essential tool for giving citizens, businesses, government agencies, not-for-profits and policymakers concise information as to where to we stand on essential indicators.
The dashboard allows us to make evidenced based decisions, where we can develop and collaborate around local initiatives that will help “move the dial” as we address community challenges. It keeps the challenge in the forefront and visually registers the effectiveness of our efforts.
The Healthy Living Alliance and Ozarks Regional YMCA, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and 13 other organizations around the region are coordinating the development of the dashboard.
Initial funding for the Dashboard has come from the Ozarks Regional YMCA through their Community Transformation Grant. View the official press release here.