NCoC’s Civic Health Index (CHI) is at the center of our work. We think of “civic health” as the way that communities are organized to define and address public problems. Communities with strong civic health have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments.
Leveraging civic data, we have partnered with dozens of states, cities, and issue groups to draft reports and action plans to strengthen civic life. NCoC works with lead CHI partners to develop a broad network of stakeholders to support a civic health initiative within their state or city.
By using data- driven approaches to strengthen civic health, NCoC’s partnerships have contributed to the following successes in community problem-solving.