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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Monday, September 26 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Assessing access for all: 1) Measuring Community Livability for All Ages; 2) Multi-modal Survey Strategies: Engaging Older Adults in Community Assessment

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Two presentations focused on assessing access for all:
1) Measuring Community Livability for All Ages (Lynott) -
Long life is increasingly the new norm, dramatically changing the demographic patterns of the United States and world at large. There are several efforts around the world aimed at measuring those factors that most impact the health and well-being of older adults. In her presentation, speaker Jana Lynott will briefly summarize these ongoing efforts and the indicators being used to ensure the needs of older adults are addressed through planning and investment. The focus of her presentation will be to share AARP’s new Livability Index and show how it can be used to better understand how a community’s built and social environments contribute to overall livability. Other indicator projects that will be briefly summarized may include Global Age Watch by HelpAge International, and the effort to identify global indicators to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda (Agenda2030). Among the 17 sustainable development goals is one that aims to improve “the health and well-being of all people at all ages and another that seeks “to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.” 
2) Multi-Modal Survey Strategies: Engaging Older Adults in Community Assessment (Ahern/Warren) How "age-friendly" is Cleveland? Existing data sources could not provide a full answer, so the City of Cleveland Department of Aging turned to The Center for Community Solutions to gather self-assessments from the widest range of Cleveland seniors. We'll share lessons learned in our various modes of data collection, including best practices for survey design, how to leverage community partnerships for data collection, how to increase response rates, and more.

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Chantal Stevens

Executive Director, Community Indicators Consortium
Chantal Stevens joined the Community Indicators Consortium as an early Board Member, 2005-2008, then again in 2012 and has been CIC's Executive Director since 2013.  She's an experienced nonprofit manager who was formerly the Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle, a pioneer in... Read More →

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Joseph Ahern

Fellow, Applied Research, The Center for Community Solutions
On the staff of The Center for Community Solutions since 1985, Joe Ahern has more than 30 years’ experience in survey research and data analysis. He has acquired extensive knowledge of U.S. Census, vital statistics, and other community data resources. In carrying out his analyses... Read More →
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Jana Lynott

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
I'm AARP Public Policy Institute's Senior Policy Advisor on transportation and livable communities and project director of our Livability Index www.aarp.org/livabilityindex, in which we combine data from more than 50 sources to score every neighborhood in the U.S. against 60 indicators... Read More →
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Kate Warren

Research Associate, Center for Community Solutions
Kate is a research associate at The Center for Community Solutions, where she works to improve community conditions through applied research and analysis. Areas of interest include poverty, social determinants of health, and racial disparities. She is a data viz whiz who believes... Read More →

Monday September 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Vista 8th Fl

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