2020 Nevada Tomorrow Launches!


WHAT:

Reno, NV – Today the Truckee Meadows joins the hundreds of other communities across the country taking part in the great effort to democratize and simplify community quality of life data.

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow—a non-profit committed to measuring critical quality of life data in our community for more than 25 years—is excited to announce the launch of its latest initiative, Nevada Tomorrow: Measuring What Matters.  

NevadaTomorrow.org is powered by Healthy Communities Institute and made possible by the visionary investment and leadership of Renown Health, supported by community impact partners such as EDAWN and NV Energy.

NevadaTomorrow.org provides a free, dynamic, easy to use, one-stop digital resource for access to community quality of life data. Here you will find up-to-date demographic, environmental, economic, educational, health, social determinant and equity data that compares local, state, and national goals and prior values, side­by­side.

WHY:

Tracking your impact on community quality of life has never been easier. We are simplifying data access, assessment, evaluation and sharing for community members, even for those with little technical expertise. NevadaTomorrow.org equips our community with the tools needed to champion collaboration, communicate priorities, and implement strategic interventions to impact positive community outcomes.

HOW THIS BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY:

Use NevadaTomorrow.org to find relevant and meaningful sources of data, see key reports that describe the region’s current status on more than 300 specific quality of life metrics, learn about promising practices to improve overall quality of life, and engage with the many improvement initiatives present in our community today.

Discover specific dashboards with critical information in focus areas such as:

Critical Local Issues: Poverty and Housing

Critical Local Issue: Behavioral Health

Health & Wellness

Economic Wellbeing

Education & Lifelong Learning

Land Use & Infrastructure

Natural Environment

Civic & Neighborhood Engagement

Public Wellbeing

Arts & Cultural Vitality

 

The goal of NevadaTomorrow.org is to create a portal through which citizens and stakeholders in northern Nevada, and the entire state, can better collaborate to address the issues facing our community.

 

NevadaTomorrow.org will play a vital role in our community by offering a trustworthy, independent, non-partisan, non-biased, grassroots, community-lead, digital resource for stakeholders and the community at large to access critical data needed to prioritize, address, and advocate for quality of life issues.

CRITICAL LOCAL DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:

CASE STUDY: Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health includes both mental health and substance abuse; two issues on the rise in our community. Historically, northern Nevada has struggled with community-based solutions to appropriately respond to our behavioral health needs due to a variety of factors. Use NevadaTomorrow.org to find relevant and recent data on current status of Washoe County behavioral health. Find information, maps, graphs, and charts on topics such as:

  • Age-adjusted Death Rate Due to Suicide
  • Mental Health Providers Per 100,000ppl
  • People Experiencing Frequent Mental Distress
  • High Schoolers Who Have Ever Thought Seriously About Committing Suicide
  • Poor mental health days experienced
  • Percentage of Teens Who Felt Sad or Hopeless
  • Adolescents Who Have Tried Alcohol (or meth/cocaine/heroin/etc)
  • Adults Who are Heavy Drinkers
  • Alcohol Driving Deaths
  • Consumer Expenditures on Tobacco

Below is a sample of the available charts, maps, and graphs that are downloadable, copy-able, and shareable. All data is free and completely available to the public.

WHO IS INVOLVED:

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance our community’s ability to improve the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows.

Officially, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting and reporting comprehensive quality of life data used to improve outcomes across a broad spectrum of needed community impacts. TMT is unique in that we:

  • Engage the diverse community to define measurable indicators that matter most to our Truckee Meadows residents
  • Track these data measures over time and report the unbiased and nonpartisan data that affect our community’s wellbeing
  • Work with nonprofit/public/private organizations, agencies and community leaders to facilitate community-based action that effectively improves our quality of life. TMT new data initiative, NevadaTomorrow.org, tracks more than 300 diverse community indicator performance measures, across the following 8-quality of life categories: 

TMT’s community indicator data are also used by other organizations for program and strategic planning, evaluation, outcomes and performance reporting, and evidence-based decision-making. As the first quality of life organization recognized by the Brookings Institution to effectively link quality of life indicators to community and public-private-nonprofit initiatives, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow is positioned as a national and local expert on quality of life indicator best practices.

 

Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 7,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition and commitment to continually improve the care and the health of our community. For more information, visit renown.org.

 

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks. For more information, visit edawn.org.

 

 

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NV Energy is dedicated to powering what’s important to our more than 1.4 million customers and state tourist population of nearly 50 million annually. While our standards are high, our rates will remain low. Our prices are significantly lower than they were 10 years ago, and we are committed to delivering low prices for another decade. For more information, visit nvenergy.com