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Community Beam to enable community collaboration

Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

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Beam Project Type: Tooling Project Phase: Available
Detailed Description

Implement for the Rochester area a "Community Dashboard" as depicted in the following conceptual diagram.  

Strategy

Conceptual Phase:

Work with leading private/public/social organizations to obtain buy-in on a Community Dashboard notion. 

Prototype a website to demo. the usefulness. 

Point out existing dashboards (MN state, Compass, and others) as proof point of the need and value.

Impacts

PlanScape: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Technology Enablement

DMC: Commercial Research & Technology

Community Health:

Results

A community  that knows its priorities for more informed prevention or remediation investments.

Indicators

Percentage of social programs that are aligned to top community needs.

 

 

Measurements (what are actually measured?)

Number of visits

Accuracy of information

Surveys of users

Highlight Activities

2015-10-01

MN Compass presentation and discussions with CNG core team

2015-08-30

CNG steering committee is organizing a larger conversation on partnering with Minnesota Compass to build a Rochester-area dashboard. See CNG steering committee meeting summary


2015-07-18

1. CNG meeting with MN Compass. Potential to collaborate. Compass has state wide datasource and visualization for Olmsted County.

2. Need to differentiate what MNC does and what use cases dmcbeam can offer. Don't what to duplicate each other's work and drive unnecessary wedge

3. Will do a "portal" for Diversity and Inclusion first since it has a lot of use cases and is being requested by J2G's D&I Committee per Duane Salke.

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Technology Enablement

September 10, 2017: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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May 21, 2016: Community Beam presentation to Collaborative Leadership Fellow

openBEAM.net gave a presentation on Community Beam, a community assets portal, to CLF on May 20, 2016.

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October 04, 2015: Community Dashboard Status

I am aware that the various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate.  I am also familiar with the difficulty of teaming and collaboration. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.  While leaders of the various organizations and projects have publicly declared their commitment and intentions to collaborate and to align goals, efforts and measurements.  Beyond the rhetoric, where is the "beef"?

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January 17, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

Cradle to Career Planning Team looks forward to sharing this work with you on February 22. They invite you to join us to see the research and recommendations that have been developed during 2017. Coffee will be served.

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January 12, 2018: Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education

Winona State University – Rochester (WSU-R) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business, Leadership, and Education Open House Jan. 18, 2018

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January 10, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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December 24, 2017: Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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December 12, 2017: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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November 27, 2017: World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met

Slow progress. 5 Goals not met:  All children are ready for kindergarten, Third-grade literacy, Close all academic achievement gaps, Have all high school graduates career and college ready, Graduate all students from HS

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October 16, 2017: In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being

At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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October 01, 2017: University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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September 30, 2017: Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey

Luther College researchers released a Diversity Council presentation: At the Cross Roads: 2016 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey

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September 27, 2017: Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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September 21, 2017: City Council Discussing Affordable Housing

City Council's Committee at Large discussed Affordable Housing andCouncilman Michael Wojcik's counter proposal. 

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September 11, 2017: September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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September 10, 2017: Rochester-Southeast Minnesota Campus for Single Mothers and their Children

Remick Family donates land for future Jeremiah Program campus in Rochester

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam's distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevancies with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements.

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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