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April 9, 2015
NCoC is recruiting civic health partners representing all 50 states and America’s largest cities.

Detailed information on our current national, state, and city research and partnerships is available at www.NCoC.net/CHI.

To begin a partnership with us, contact NCoC’s Partnership Development Director, Kristi Tate.

How to Get Involved
While our civic health research has been conducted annually ever since 2006 on a national level, we quickly realized that we are not the experts on the ground. In order for the data to have the most impact, it really needs to be localized. Our goal is to facilitate civic movements by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to identify and address the issues they care about. In 2008, we began working in collaboration with partners in 3 states to produce local Civic Health Index reports.

These partnerships have grown exponentially over the past few years, and we now work in over 30 communities nationwide.

We don’t purport to know all the answers, nor do we assert that we are the best tellers of these local stories. That’s why we partner with organizations throughout the country who can tell the local story about the data, give context to the findings, and suggest recommendations on what can be done to strengthen civic life. We rely on our local partners and community leaders to make the data come alive.















Click here to see what our partners have to say.

In our typical partnership model, NCoC takes the lead on the following:

Strategy: Supporting partners through the project development process by supporting fundraising, identifying local stakeholders, developing strategy, helping determine goals, and creating timelines and expectations to meet those objectives.
Research: Managing the national research partnerships with CNCS, US Census, and our Civic Indicators Working Group to establish survey questions, advocate for the data collection and manage preliminary analysis.
Data: Providing our local partners with preliminary findings and ongoing consulting on data analysis, research questions, and narrative.
Design: Leading the report production process from copy editing through layout, design, printing and shipping.
Communications: Supporting our partners through their communications and dissemination efforts by drafting press releases, outreach to the media, advising on and attending launch events, and consulting on follow-up efforts.
Sharing Models and Resources: Convening our partners regularly to share best practices, resources and models through webinars, conference calls, in-person convening, and online toolkits.

NCoC’s partners take the lead on the following:

Fundraising: Leading the process to identify funders and secure the resources to bring the CHI to each new community. (Additional details on budget and funding model are included below.)
Authorship: Creating a narrative that gives life to data and findings, providing critical context for the research, developing graph content, and preparing recommendations for next steps.
Dialogue and Action: Leading a communications and dissemination strategy in partnership with NCoC. Our partners ensure that our reports reach key decision makers and stakeholders and inform policy, practice and investments.

Our reports are joint products of NCoC and our partners, and we to come to full editorial agreement before the publication of the report.

Additional details on timeline, budget, and activities are available for download here.

In the download box above, you’ll find:
--Descriptions of the full partnership opportunities for the Civic Health Initiative

--An overview of the indicators and their collection process

--An impact document outlining the ways various types of institutions have successfully used the data to inform and advance their work

--A one-page overview of our Civic Health Initiative

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1 Comment
By Ian-Wendell Lipford at 6:03 PM on Nov 19th, 2014
Good Evening:
I've been reading up on the word civic and also looking at your website and I was wondering how I could be of service! I'm from North Philadelphia Pa. I've been working to clean up my community in the streets and in office to officers that misrepresent my community! I would love to share my views from a black young man from the inner city with a good head on his shoulders!
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