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Title: 2009 Community Assessment Report Tarrant County Results


1
2009 Community Assessment ReportTarrant County
Results
  • August 2009

2
Assessment Overview Design
  • Focused on both region and community
  • Examined existing secondary data
  • Conducted nine community listening sessions
    and twelve key informant interviews
  • Analyzed and consolidated information
  • Developed final reports and materials

3
Assessment Schedule
  • Assessment took place January through April 2009

4
Analytical Framework
  • Broad Themes

5
Analytical Framework
  • Academic achievement
  • After-school care
  • Early care and education
  • Juvenile crime and gangs
  • School drop-outs

6
Analytical Framework
  • Adult education and literacy
  • Crime
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Economic self-sufficiency
  • Employment
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Neighborhood quality of life
  • Transportation

7
Analytical Framework
  • Child abuse
  • Chronic and disabling conditions
  • Communicable diseases
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Health care access
  • Injury and mortality
  • Isolation (particularly seniors)
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental health and mental disorders
  • Oral health care
  • Social and emotional development
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen pregnancy and parenting
  • Wellness and healthy lifestyles

8
Analysis Method
  • Secondary data on requested indicators were
    gathered
  • Listening Sessions and the Community Leader
    Interviews were analyzed for key themes.
  • Frequency, intensity and context of data elements
    established priorities

9
Setting
  • Tarrant County
  • 2007 population was 1.7 million, increased 18
    since 2000.
  • 41 municipalities a checkerboard of urban,
    suburban and rural communities.
  • Urbanization is increasing, with inadequate
    infrastructure to cope with growth.
  • History of racism is exacerbated by influx of
    immigrants.

10
Population Age Distribution for Tarrant County,
Texas and the U.S.
11
Racial/Ethnic Distribution of Tarrant County,
Texas, and the U.S
12
Educational Attainment for Tarrant County, Texas
and the U.S.
13
Income and Poverty in Tarrant County, Texas, and
the U.S.
Indicator Tarrant County Texas United States
Families at less than 100 of the FPL2 12.2 15.8 11.5
Persons Below the FPL2 13.1 16.9 13.3
Children Below the FPL (lt18 years old)2 18.6 23.9 18.3
African-Americans Below the FPL 21.2 24.5 25.3
Asians Below the FPL 13.9 11.8 11
Hispanics Below the FPL 21.6 26.0 21.5
Non-Hispanic Whites Below the FPL 7.3 8.9 9.2
Median Household Income2 52,755 46,248 50,007
Per Capita Income3 25,967 23,294 26,178
14
Education
Indicator School District With Highest Rate Rate School District With Lowest Rate Rate
Grade Retention White Settlement ISD 3 Carroll 0
Drop Out Rate Fort Worth ISD 6 Carroll ISD 0.1
3rd Graders Passing TAKS Reading Carroll ISD 99 Fort Worth ISD 80
Students in Bilingual/ESL Education Castleberry ISD 27.3 Carroll ISD 0.4
Students in Special Education Azle ISD 12.4 Keller ISD 7.1
Disciplinary Placement Azle ISD 3.7 Carroll ISD 0.4
College Ready Graduates Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 69 Kennedale ISD 22
Public Spending Per Student Carroll ISD 11,532 Keller ISD 7,962
15
Education
Indicator Tarrant County Texas
Children in State Subsidized Care1 3.7 5.2
Child Care Facilities2 2,063 26,026
Child Care Facilities that serve special needs2 141 1,439
Children in Head Start1 4.7 8.9
Children in Public Pre-Kindergarten 21.6 25.5
  • Requests for help and information regarding early
    childcare and education for 2008, received by
    the United Way of Tarrant County 2-1-1 helpline,
    exceeded 1,800 calls. There were over 1,200
    calls for assistance with child care subsidy and
    328 calls for assistance with child care.

16
Education
  • The most frequently mentioned topic was the
  • quality of education in Tarrant County.
  • In that regard, areas in need of improvement
    were
  • Preparation before entering kindergarten
  • Standardized testing
  • High school dropouts
  • Adult literacy
  • Employment readiness
  • Many respondents recommended programs focusing
    on youth development, building positive values,
    and getting youth involved in civic service
    through volunteering.

17
Education
  • Dropout is the thing we focus on because its
    easy to measure and right in front of us,
    standing on a street corner. But its really only
    a symptom of inadequate preparation for school
    that starts 10 years before that.
  • - Comment by member
    of focus group

18
Findings Income
  • Clear link exists between educational attainment,
    literacy
  • and income
  • Adults without a HS diploma have the highest rate
    of poverty (22 for women and 31 for men).
  • Adults with a bachelors degree lower the risk of
    poverty to only 3 for women and 4 for men.

19
Income
  • Language is another barrier to both educational
  • attainment and income.
  • Population that does not speak English at home
  • Tarrant County 25
  • Texas 33
  • US 10
  • 14 of Tarrant population are functionally
    illiterate, up from 10 in 1992.

20
Income
  • Unemployment
  • Number of unemployment insurance claims
  • July 2008 2,388
  • January 2009 21,901

21
Income
  • Homelessness in Tarrant County
  • 2,900 adults and 1,100 children are homeless.
  • The number of permanently homeless people is up
    from the 2004 estimate.
  • However, the overall number of homeless people
    has decreased, due to a combination of federal
    policy changes and local community efforts.

22
Income
  • Transportation
  • Lack of transportation between communities
    wasthe biggest concern.
  • A lot of needs could be met with better
    transportation - job training, employment,
    getting to the doctor.
  • - Comment by member of focus
    group

23
Findings Health
  • Our analysis of secondary data yielded few new
    insights from previous assessments. There are
    modestly increasing rates of a wide array of
    factors from child abuse to chronic diseases.
    A few specific concerns emerged however

Disease/Condition Tarrant County Texas U.S.
Diabetes (adults gt18) 7.8 10.3 9.3
Asthma 13.4 7.3 11.0
Stroke 4.1 2.8 2.6
Cardiovascular Disease 12.6 8.3 6.4
Heart Disease 10.3 6.7 10.9
24
Child Abuse
Year Child Population Confirmed Victims Rate per 1,000 children investigations confirmed abuse
2002 415,313 2,633 6.3 19.4
2008 467,249 5,804 12.4 28.4
Implications More relatives raising children
25
Child AbuseMental Health Substance Abuse
Of 28,876 MHMR clients in 2008 Mental
Health 59 17,037 (including depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia) Early Childhood Intervention 22 6,
353 Addictions 11 3,176 Mental
retardation 8 2,310
26
Child AbuseMental Health Substance Abuse
Tarrant County Drug Impact Index, 2008 Ever
using any illicit substance 28 Using alcohol in
the month prior 31.5 Using marijuana in the
month prior 11
27
Health
  • Poor access to health care, particularly as a
    function of not having health insurance was a
    common theme as well. Compared with the state
    overall, however, Tarrant County fairs reasonably
    well.

Insurance Type Tarrant County ( of population) Texas ( of population)
Medicare (2007) 9.5 10.9
Medicaid (June 2008) 9.1 11.9
Medicaid (June 2007) 9.1 12
CHIP (June 2008) 5.8 6.2
CHIP (June 2007) 3.7 4.2
Uninsured (2007) (BRFSS est.) 19.5 25
Providers/Population 1/693 1/741
28
Health
  • Infant mortality was an item mentioned only
    occasionally in the Listening Sessions and
    Interviews, however the secondary data suggests
    this may be an issue to monitor more closely.

Indicator (Year) Tarrant County Texas United States Healthy People 2010 Goal
Births (2005) 27,925 385,537 4,318,000 -
Low Birth Weight (2005) 8.1 8.3 8.3 5
Very Low Birth Weight (2004) 1.3 1.4 1.5 0.9
Preterm Births (2005) 12.6 14.6 12.7 7.6
Infant Mortality (per 1,000 live births) (2005) 8.2 6.5 6.9 4.9
29
Health
  • Respondents expressed a broad concern about
    senior issues in general, including
  • Social isolation
  • Lack of transportation
  • Safety
  • Living on a fixed income

30
Preliminary Findings Issues Areas
  • The following five broad issue areas received
    further review
  • Transportation
  • Early childhood services including education
  • Youth development
  • Employment/economic self-sufficency
  • Healthy lifestyles and violence (runners-up)

31
Validation of Findings
  • Validation by local experts will help refine and
    focus an actionable list of issues reflecting
    institutional mission, resources and community
    characteristics that were identified in our
    assessment but difficult to interpret without
    local experience.

32
Validated Findings Major Issues
  • Five issue areas emerged from this assessment as
  • areas of high priority for United Way
  • Early childhood services (care and education)
  • Economic self-sufficiency (including
    employment and adult literacy)
  • School dropouts
  • Chronic/disabling conditions and healthy
    lifestyles (particularly older adults)
  • Violence/abusive behavior (particularly toward
    children and older adults)

33
Key Findings Processes
  • Next steps for United Way as a nonprofit leader
  • Convene other organizations in the community
  • Set priorities to focus the resource investments
    in the community
  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing
    resources
  • Communicate and educate the community about
    strategies and results

34
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