An interactive data platform, this initiative seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston's communities.
Through engagement with community and local stakeholders, the Kinder HCDC team works to understand the changes in and challenges to neighborhoods, and ultimately to address equity issues in the Houston region. HCDC provides the following data and research services to the community:
- A robust online dashboard that provides multipurpose community profiles with a wide array of neighborhood-level indicators highlighting disparities and other local issues;
- Data visualization services that make information more accessible;
- Data analysis to address community-driven research questions;
- Consultation on research design;
- Basic training on how to use data and technology to improve data literacy; and
- Community outreach support to facilitate convenings of our partners.
- Deborah Banerjee, Ph.D., M.S., Houston Health and Human Services
- Ann Barnes, M.D., M.P.H., Harris Health System
- Dorian Cockrell, M.P.A., JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Mary Lawler, M.P.P., Avenue CDC
- Margaret Oser, United Way of Greater Houston
- Kathy Payton, Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
- Susan Rogers, M.C.P., University of Houston
- Shao-Chee Sim, Ph.D., M.P.A, Episcopal Health Foundation
- Juliet Stipeche, J.D., City of Houston
- Amanda Timm, M.P.Aff.
- Diana Zarzuelo, M.P.P., Greater Houston Community Foundation
HCDC is a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a learning network, coordinated by the Urban Institute, of independent organizations in 30 cities that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods. HCDC is supported by the Houston Endowment, a private philanthropic institution that works across the community for the benefit of the people of greater Houston.