Priority Area 2: Strengthening Communities

Priority Area 2: Strengthening Communities

GOAL 2: Improve and maintain the foundations of a healthy and diverse community

Objective 2.1 – Increase access to stable and affordable housing options

Strategy 2.1-1Increase access and availability for affordable housing options and emergency and transitional housing.

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  • – Create and implement a Strategic homeless plan to address homeless housing by 2021
  • – Complete two Point in time homeless counts by the end 2021 (EAAT)
  • – Develop and implement a Coordinated Entry System for homeless in Gwinnett County. (EAAT)
  • – Provide monthly updates of information on housing resources at Emergency Assistance Action Team meetings. (EAAT)
  • – Hold one homeless awareness event – Not My Roof – per calendar year. (EAAT)

Community Indicators

This indicator measures the percentage of households with at least one of the following four housing problems: overcrowding, high housing costs, lack of kitchen, or lack of plumbing facilities.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=2365&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of renters who are spending 30% or more of their household income on rent.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=393&localeId=505

This indicator shows the median housing costs for homeowners with a mortgage.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=6365&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of all housing units (i.e. occupied and unoccupied) that are occupied by homeowners.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=272&localeId=505

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Objective 2.2 – Increase access to community resources that promote social and financial stability

Strategy 2.2-1Increase access to information and resources for individuals and families in need.

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  • – Promote Gwinnett Helpline via social media, events and with new partner agencies and continue to use social media for information dissemination within the community (Gwinnett Coalition).
  • – Maintain and add at least 25 new agencies per year to the Helpline database (Helpline)
  • – Distribute Helpline cards to 25 new agencies/organizations per year. (Helpline)
  • – Annually promote the Gwinnett Coalition, Gwinnett Helpline, and Gwinnett Exchange. (GW Coalition)
  • – Collect monthly stats on the distribution of emergency assistance resources (food, EFSP, emergency food and shelter programs) from partner agencies. (Gwinnett Coalition)

Community Indicators

This indicator shows the percentage of people living below the federal poverty level.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=347&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of people under the age of 18 who are living below the federal poverty level.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=189&localeId=505

This indicator shows the ranking of the county in social and economic factors according to the County Health Rankings. The ranking is based on a summary composite score calculated from the following measures: high school graduation, some college, unemployment, children in poverty, income inequality, children in single-parent households, social associations, violent crime rate, and injury death rate.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=413&localeId=505

Objective 2.3 – Increase access to affordable food and encourage healthy eating

Strategy 2.3-1Increase access and awareness of meal programs and supplemental food resources.

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  • – Annually promote food donation, distribution, and fundraising opportunities. (EAAT)
  • – Establish 2 meal preparation programs that can include soup kitchens, food truck and/or food pantries by 2021. (EAAT)
  • – Annually Increase awareness and the number of participating community gardens. (EAAT)
  • – Conduct summer/holiday feeding program data collection. (EAAT)

Community Indicators

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that experienced food insecurity at some point during the year.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=2107&localeId=505

The food environment index combines two measures of food access: the percentage of the population that is low-income and has low access to a grocery store, and the percentage of the population that did not have access to a reliable source of food during the past year (food insecurity). The index ranges from 0 (worst) to 10 (best) and equally weights the two measures.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=2362&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of children living more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store if in an urban area, or more than 10 miles from a supermarket or large grocery store if in a rural area.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=2327&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of food insecure children in households with incomes above 185% of the federal poverty level who are likely not income-eligible for federal nutrition assistance.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=5747&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 20 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person’s weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=39&localeId=505

Objective 2.4 – Engaging the community in leadership and volunteer opportunities

Strategy 2.4-1Increase availability of youth and family friendly volunteer opportunities in the community.

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  • – Establish a (1) Gwinnett Corporate Volunteer Council made up of 12 members, annually increasing membership by 20%. (Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Annually coordinate a minimum of 24 customized corporate volunteer projects. (Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Broaden GDOS by executing two additional community-wide days of service annually, (GDOS, Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Annually survey and report results of business and faith-based communities regarding volunteer engagement efforts and report findings to the community. (Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Create an online portal for promoting community-wide volunteer opportunities by 2021. (Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Collaborate with agencies to encourage youth involvement in the community and civic engagement. (GUIDE, Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Annually identify service-learning opportunities for youth and young adults through the non-profit network, Youth Advisory Board, and college internships. (GUIDE, Gwinnett Coalition)
  • – Explore and report on current volunteer opportunities in the County. (Emergency Assistance Action Team)
  • – Annually facilitate 12 CEO Roundtable discussions, annually increasing member by 15%. (Gwinnett Coalition)

Community Indicators

This indicator shows the number of membership associations per 10,000 population. Associations include business, labor, and political, professional, athletic, civic, volunteer, and religious organizations.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=3173&localeId=505

Objective 2.5 – Promote and enhance diversity inclusion throughout the community

Community Indicators

This indicator shows the percentage of households in which every member aged 14 years or older has some difficulty speaking English.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=297&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of person aged 5 and over that have a language other than English spoken at home.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=6397&localeId=505

This indicator shows the estimated percentage of the population who are foreign born (persons not born in the United States). The percentage includes all foreign born persons, regardless of whether they are naturalized U.S. citizens.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/indicators/index/view?indicatorId=4013&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is White and does not identify as Hispanic or Latino.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=6393&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is Black or African American only.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=6377&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is American Indian and Alaska Native only.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=6373&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is Hispanic or Latino only.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=6379&localeId=505

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander only.

Link: http://chnadashboard.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/index.php?module=indicators&controller=index&action=view&indicatorId=6381&localeId=505