Overview:

Iowa’s Extension and Outreach leadership identified the need for a statewide community data infrastructure to support precision funding and targeted education in response to COVID-19. This project utilized the Community Capitals Framework to identify, collect, and spatially map county-level indicators of human, financial, natural, and social assets related to upward economic mobility. Interactive data tools were designed to support Extension leadership in identifying and monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on rural community recovery. Dashboards are intended to be paired with CES administrative files, so leaders can visually identify opportunities to more effectively match resource/programming supports with community needs.

Teaser Video:

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Research Project Webpage:

Click here for more details about the project including findings, data, and methods.

Fellows:

Atefeh Rajabalizadeh

Atefeh Rajabalizadeh

Graduate Student, Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Kishor Kumar Sridhar

Kishor Kumar Sridhar

Graduate Student, Information Systems, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Interns:

Jessie Bustin

Jessie Bustin

Undergraduate Student, Data Science & Statistics, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Grant David Durbahn

Grant Durbahn

Recent Undergraduate/Incoming Graduate Student, Economics, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Matthew Voss

Matthew Voss

Recent Undergraduate/Upcoming Graduate Student, Statistics, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Vikram Magal

Vikram Magal

Undergraduate Student, Management of Information Systems & Business Analytics ,Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Kathleen M Thompson

Kathleen M Thompson

Recent Undergraduate/Upcoming Graduate Student, Sociology & Political Science, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Joel Von Behren

Joel Von Behren

Undergraduate Student, Data Science, Iowa State University
 
 
 
 

Mentors:

Cassandra J. Dorius

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University

Todd Abraham

Assistant Director of Data & Analytics for the Iowa Integrated Data System, Iowa State University

Stakeholders:

Iowa’s Cooperative Extension and Outreach Regional Directors & University Leadership

Program Support:

Haley Jeppson

Graduate Student, Statistics, Iowa State University