Current Projects

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COH is currently engaged in several projects, and we would like to tell you something about what we are doing:

Childhood obesity

COH has been analyzing and mapping childhood obesity data from several school districts throughout Central Texas. With the latest data in hand, we are now constructing time-series analyses and mapping of Obesity data from the Austin, Pflugerville, Manor and Hays school districts.

Communities in Schools

COH is producing maps for Communities in Schools (CIS) showing the boundaries of each CIS affiliate, density of population, need indicators and other variables to help identify gaps in service delivery for planning and advocacy purposes.

Interactive mapping for AISD

COH has produced an online interactive map for AISD Health Services with over 50 user-controlled layers showing schools with mental health clinics, children’s health insurance status, counts of students with individualized care plans, and many other related variables.

Community Centered Health Home

In conjunction with People’s Community Clinic, we are in the initial exploratory stages of analyzing health disparities, community issues and assets in the Rundberg/183 area of Austin.

School Substance Use and Safety Survey (SSUSS)

COH is currently analyzing and mapping data from the most recent AISD School Substance Use and Safety Survey, and comparing results to the survey previously conducted in 2011. At this time we are focusing primarily on questions related to substances such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant evaluation project

COH is engaged in evaluating the implementation of VOCA funded mental health clinics in the AISD school system, and creating a manual for future implementations of similar projects by other school districts.

“Story App”: cross-sector collaboration and data sharing

Susan Millea, PhD, Community Systems Analyst at Children’s Optimal Health, and Rahel Berhane, MD, Medical Director at Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic are engaged in designing a “shared care plan” for children with special needs, that imports goal statements and care instructions from different members of the interdisciplinary care team into the existing patient-controlled application.