Small Communities Forging Hyperlocal Data Collaboratives (SCHDC)
SCHDC looks to build the capacity of distressed communities in New Jersey, focusing on those with < 50,000 residents. Led by the New Jersey Health Initiatives, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the SCHDC implementation team provides communities tools (including a data dashboard) and supports that a) illustrate healthy community characteristics, b) identify local gaps and challenges, and c) facilitate improvement goals to address upstream challenges to health and health equity. SCHCD fosters cross-sector collaboration and better data utilization. We are helping to lead the formative evaluation of this work used a mixed-methods approach we developed for SCALE, article published in the American Journal of Evaluation. Learn more about NJHI with this quick and informative video!