Identifying Potential Partners

To identify potential project partners, take an inventory of the relevant resources in your community. This page offers some ideas to get you started.
  • Academic institutions with relevant departments, such as urban studies, urban planning, geography, sociology, social work, and public health
  • Think tanks, academic institutes, and policy research centers focused on related issues
  • State data centers and population estimates centers
  • City, county, and regional governments with GIS expertise
  • County and state health departments
  • County and state vital statistics centers
  • Community-based organizations with experience in stakeholder engagement and community involvement
  • Community health needs assessment teams sponsored by local hospitals and health plans
  • National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership member organizations
  • Other organizations with indicator or mapping projects covering similar issues
  • Foundations with a commitment to data-informed philanthropy and evaluation
  • State and regional open source data-sharing hubs
  • Aligning Forces for Quality health care improvement alliances