WHERE WE’RE HEADING
PHASE 1: GET THE DATA.
Through a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, CFC is working to establish a true snapshot of health, opportunity, and disparity in New Hanover County. We believe that data should be current, accurate, and accessible to every organization and citizen. We can’t cure a community if we don’t understand the root causes of our symptoms.
PHASE 2: UNDERSTAND THE NETWORK.
We can’t begin to address our social, economic, and health symptoms unless we understand how we’re organized to combat them. The more we know about ourselves as a community and how we are reacting to inequity, the better we can identify and address gaps in alignment, policies, and services.
PHASE 3: START A CONVERSATION.
Once we have the data, it’s time to begin the journey. New insights won’t provide all the answers, but we can use the data as a spotlight, illuminating the way ahead towards a vibrant, healthier, and more equitable community.
Signature Partnership: UNCW Social Impact Institute
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Institute for Social Impact – a research unit that uses data to create actionable intelligence and promote social innovation throughout the region – supports CFC’s data analytics work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students. The Institute is housed within UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement and receives generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health and Human Services.
2020 Faculty Fellows
- Dr. Chris Prentice, Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management & Center Director
- Dr. Rachel Carroll, Assistant Professor of Statistics
- Dr. Jeff Brown, Professor of Mathematics
- Dr. Anup Phayal, Assistant Professor of Political Science
- Dr. Sabrina Cherry, Assistant Professor of Public Health
- Dr. Stephanie Smith, Assistant Professor of Nursing