Click to view or download a PDF of the content of this webpage, the CAN Workplan for 2013.
CAN is a partnership of governmental, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations which leverage mutual resources to collectively improve social, health, educational and economic opportunities in our community.
Each year, CAN and its partners review how our community is doing through the lens of the Community Dashboard and the Strategic Framework for Action. The following Work Plan was developed with input from the CAN Policy Palooza, CAN Community Council forums and recommendations, and the CAN Board Work Session.
|Enhance Community Awareness|
|Equity & Opportunity:
Community Dashboard, Strategic Framework, and Video
Deliverables: 2013 Dashboard report and updated drill-downs.
Expand the Circle of Influence through Social Media
CAN will continue implementation of its communications plan and make more people in the community aware of the CAN websites, CANews e-mail newsletters, twitter, and other social media tools.
Deliverable: Increase in reach through social media tools.
The CAN Dashboard currently includes 16 indicators which provide population-based accountability by measuring community conditions. Performance measures help assess how well our current service systems are working to move community indicators in the right direction.
CAN will conduct an analysis of performance measures to include:
Deliverables: Analysis and report.
| Community Council Forums
The CAN Community Council will review the "turning the curve" ections of the Dashboard, consider whether current efforts are sufficient or whether additional focus or action is needed, and report to Board.
Deliverables: Monthly forums and identification of areas needing further attention and action.
| 2013 CAN-a-Palooza
Convene 2013 CAN-a-Palooza and report on community efforts to follow-up on challenges and opportunities to overcome barriers identified in the 2012 CAN Policy Palooza.
Deliverables: 2013 CAN-a-Palooza and next steps for making progress.
|Connect, Convene and Inform Toward Collaborative Action|
|We are safe, just & engaged
On-line Community Action Center
Leadership Austin Essential Class, in collaboration with DSC members and CAN staff, will create an on-line civic engagement tool that will identify what people can do to move indicators in the right direction where they live, learn, work, and serve.
Deliverable: on-line civic engagement tool
CAN will convene a Cultural Competency, Diversity & Inclusion Work Group that will 1) coordinate (and follow up on) a Special Leadership Meeting of the CAN Board to discuss how partners are working to promote values of cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion in their organizations and 2) identify training opportunities and resources for an on-line toolkit that can be used to operationalize values. Disproportionality training would be incorporated into training options.
Deliverables: Special Leadership Meeting, on-line toolkit of resources
|Our basic needs are met
Economic Prosperity vs. Sustainable Growth
CAN Board will coordinate a dialogue on core issues related to the conflict between economic prosperity and sustainable growth.
Deliverable: Board dialogueConnecting People and Places - Promoting Health and Opportunity through the Built Environment and Active Transportation
The CAN Board will monitor and receive updates on place-based planning efforts (e.g. Imagine Austin, Choice Neighborhoods, others), ensure partner organizations are appropriately engaged, and consider how planning for the built environment and active transportation (community design, housing, service facility siting, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure ) can further social, health, educational, and economic goals identified through community planning efforts (e.g. CHA/CHIP). CAN will convene one or more work groups to review and enhance its existing inventory of plans, identify opportunities to connect and align place-based planning concepts and efforts, identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration, and ensure the needs of disadvantaged populations are addressed.
Deliverable: Inventory and recommendations.Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Safety Net
|We are healthy
Promote Integration and Connect Efforts Along Behavioral Health Continuum of Care
Convene behavioral health leaders to develop guiding principles for working together to better integrate substance abuse and mental health services into healthcare continuum; connect and align planning efforts, maximize funding opportunities, and re-engage community.
Deliverables: Guiding Principles and Recommendations.
|We achieve our full potential
|| Alignment of Secondary, Post-secondary Education & Workforce Development with Emphasis on Middle Skilled Jobs in High Demand Occupations
Facilitate dialogue on how to better align education and workforce development so that we can grow our own globally competitive workforce and not rely on importing middle skilled workers from outside the community.
celebrating our lives
|Austin Chamber of Commerce|
|Austin Community College|
|Austin Independent School District|
|Austin Travis County Integral Care|
|Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce|
|City of Austin|
|City of Pflugerville|
|Community Justice Council|
|Del Valle ISD|
|Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce|
|Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce|
|Interfaith Action Central Texas (iACT)|
|One Voice Central Texas|
|Seton Healthcare Family|
|St. David's Foundation|
|St. Edward's University|
|United Way for Greater Austin|
|University of Texas at Austin|
|Workforce Solutions – Capital Area|