The first step to making positive, long-lasting changes in a community is to understand the community conditions and issues that people are facing everyday. Follow the links below to learn more about conditions in our communities:
Common Good Forecaster
One of United Way Worldwide's 10-year goals is to cut in half, by 2018, the number of students who drop out of high school. United Way Worldwide created a tool called the "Common Good Forecaster" to help community members see the impact education has on areas such as life expectancy, low birth weight, murder and obesity.
Follow the link below to see how Nebraska compares to the rest of the United States and use the forecaster to see how key economic and social conditions would change if we accomplish our goal.
U.S. Census Bureau: County QuickFacts
U.S. Census Bureau: American FactFinder
View the most recently reported three-year data estimates from the American Community Survey and other U.S. Census Bureau surveys. Search reports by city, county or state.
Voices for Children in Nebraska: Kids Count in Nebraska Report
Track measures of child wellbeing in our state or by county in this 2015 report. Find the whole report here.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Investigate and compare the newest health statistics by county.
Nebraska Department of Education: State of the Schools Report
Run education reports by district, city or county to view and analyze data.
Area Community Health Needs Assessments
Utilize the data collected by the Central District Health Department for Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties as well as the assessments completed by Howard County Medical Center and Saint Francis Medical Center.
County Report Cards
View these county report cards for highlights on Education, Income and Health statistics in our area.
Check out the October to December 2014 report for 2-1-1 calls in our area.