The Colorado Equity Compass is a web-based, open-data platform of Colorado-focused, community-level health equity indicators. The platform brings to life the experiences of residents in communities experiencing inequities; provides compelling data describing those experiences; and shares stories of progress that can inspire change.
The Colorado Equity Compass is currently being piloted in four places in Colorado: East Colfax neighborhood of Denver, Larimer County, Pitkin County and southeast Colorado Springs. The pilot is taking a design-thinking approach by working with selected communities to explore user needs; define tools and products that will drive them to the platform and inspire action; develop prototypes to test ideas; and build momentum toward the larger platform. Pilot communities are receiving technical assistance to support them in understanding and implementing concepts, and help them more effectively leverage data, research and storytelling in their work.
Evaluation contact: Courtney Ricci, vice president of research, evaluation & strategic learning (interim), (303)837-1200.
A Better Future for Colorado's Communities
This project aims to advance health equity for Coloradans by focusing attention and efforts on improving outcomes among social determinants of health, using data and information as foundational tools for assessing progress, and directly address the issue of racial and/or ethnic discrimination as a major source of health inequities among Coloradans.