Achieving Results in the Cedar Valley

Understanding the issues facing the Cedar Valley requires us to take a look at the data and trends capturing reality in our community. Cedar Valley United Way is dedicated to achieving results to improve education, income and health. Below are the intended results United Way is seeking in each issue area along with the data indicators we are using to measure our progress. Click on the data indicator to see how the Cedar Valley measures up. To learn more about our needs in our community, check out the results of our 2013 community needs assessment.

 

EDUCATION
Helping youth achieve their potential through education

INTENDED RESULTS DATA INDICATORS
Elementary students are prepared to succeed in later grades
Young people graduate from high school
Young adults make a successful transition from high school to work life
Supplemental education information

 

INCOME
Helping families become financially stable & independent

INTENDED RESULTS DATA INDICATORS
Lower-income working families move toward financial independence
Working families increase their income
Lower-income working families have savings or checking accounts and money saved for emergencies
Supplemental income information

 

HEALTH
Improving people's health

INTENDED RESULTS DATA INDICATORS
Babies are born at a low risk for preventable health problems
Individuals receive timely, regular, preventative health care
Youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors
Supplemental health information

 

Download an Excel file of  the data trends information