COLUMBIA, MO — Boone Indicators Dashboard (BID) partners have released updates to the community’s dashboard. BID presents a variety of health, education, social, economic and housing data for issues relevant to Boone County, Missouri.
Updated data has been added to BID from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In addition, data updates have been made to the data warehouse; including a thorough, searchable database containing a variety of indicators to build information capacity for community stakeholders. It provides the resources for them to find the specific data and sources they need.
The purpose of the BID project is to make this information readily available to diverse community stakeholders who require data to inform and align community planning, resource investment, and performance management and monitoring more effectively.
“We view this work to be a foundational building block that will establish core capacities for collective impact,” shared Andrew Grabau, president and CEO of Heart of Missouri United Way. “Emergent collective impact evaluations show that every backbone function necessary to drive progress hinges on the partners’ ability to use data to develop a common agenda, inform and scale up strategy alignment and to leverage sustainable investments.”
The BID website contains a dashboard which clearly outlines Boone County’s performance in four priority community issue areas: We are safe and just, Our basic needs are met, We are healthy and We achieve our full potential.
For each issue area, key indicators of performance are included. Indicators include data for City of Columbia, Boone County, and the State of Missouri (when available). The Dashboard includes vital equity indictors of disparities. The BID website can be accessed at http://booneindicators.org/.
The BID partners include the Boone County Community Services Department, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, the Heart of Missouri United Way, and the University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy.
About the Heart of Missouri United Way
Heart of Missouri United Way fights to improve lives in our community. By partnering with nonprofit agencies and investing in programs, Heart of Missouri United Way builds stronger communities in Boone, Howard, and Cooper counties. Heart of Missouri United Way takes a holistic approach in three strategic impact areas – health, education, and financial stability. Governed by a board of directors composed of Mid-Missouri volunteers, it is an independent, nonprofit organization.