2020 Vision

 

2020 VISION: GOALS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

 

2015 COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT PROJECT REPORT & 2020 VISION UPDATE

 

For many people in Johnson County, the basic ingredients for a good quality of life are increasingly beyond reach.  Our community cannot accept these conditions, and we must work together across sectors to change them.  We need to challenge ourselves and our systems to create opportunities for a better life for everyone.  With the assumption that what gets measured gets done, the United Way of Johnson County has led a community effort to:

 

  • Identify and prioritize key issues
  • Conduct a community assessment
  • Review and analyze data
  • Identify systemic root causes
  • Draft one, ten year community-wide goal in the areas of Education, Income and Health
  • Identify metrics, baselines and targets for each goal

 

 

2020 VISION CO-CHAIRS

 

Sally Mason
President
University of Iowa

 

Charlie Funk
President & CEO
MidWestOne Bank

 

Josh Schamberger
President
Iowa City/Coralville Area
Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

2020 VISION Education Commission

Terrence Neuzil, Chair
Johnson County Supervisor

Dale Simon
Kirkwood Community College
Dalayne Williamson
Iowa City Area Development Group
Darice Keating
Pearson
David Drake
University of Iowa
Dick Schwab
Retired
Don Jackson
Retired
Fr. Rudy Juarez
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sam Miller
Solon Community Schools
Stephen Murley
Iowa City Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Goal

Improve success for children and youth by decreasing the preparation gaps by 1/3 for school, post-secondary and work.

Baseline

  • 74.7% 4th Grade Reading Proficiency Johnson County
  • 91.3% graduate from high school in Johnson County
  • 87.2% High School Graduates in Johnson County plan to attend 4-year or 2-year program
  • New Metric needed for Kindergarten Readiness
  • New Metric need for Post-Secondary Preparation

2020 Targets

  • 83% 4th Grade Reading Proficiency Johnson County
  • 94.2% graduate from high school in Johnson County
  • 91.5% High School Graduates in Johnson County plan to attend 4-year or 2-year program
  • 2020 Target will be developed for Kindergarten readiness
  • 2020 Target will be developed for Post-Secondary Preparation

Community Strategies

  1. Students have support and encouragement for educational success from the community and mentors.
  2. Ensure that preschool children across the country have access to high quality, early learning programs to achieve kindergarten readiness.
  3. Students have access to year-round, high quality, enriching out of school programs which are aligned with school day curriculum.
  4. Students have access to year-round math and science experiences aligned with careers of tomorrow. Students in Johnson County graduate form high school.
  5. Students have access to college and career preparation.

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Brochure

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Report

2020 VISION Income Commission

Mary Jane Beach, Chair
University of Iowa

Regina Bailey
City of Iowa City
Amy Correia
Johnson County
Sen. Bob Dvorsky
Department of Corrections
Bart Floyd
US Bank
Lily French
Iowa Policy Project
Kelly Hayworth
City of Coralville
Robyn Hepker
Benson Hepker Design
Steven Rackis
Iowa City House Authority
Joseph Raso
Iowa City Area Development Group
Rod Sullivan
Johnson County Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Goal

Increase by 20% households in Johnson County that are financially stable.

Baseline

  • 39.8% of households in Johnson County are at 250% of Federal Poverty Level or below

Family Supporting Wage for:

  • Single Parent, One Child is $18.26/hour
  • Single Parent, Two Children is $21.78/hour
  • Two Parents (One working), Two Children is $19.01/hour
  • Two Parents (both working), Two Children is $27.96(combined)/hour

2020 Targets

  • 23.9% of households in Johnson County are at 250% of Federal Poverty Level or below

Community Strategies

  1. Reduce the gap between wages and cost of living.
  2. Increase the number of individuals and families able to obtain or maintain affordable housing.
  3. Increase the number of individuals and families with knowledge and improved skills in financial literacy, money management, and consumer safety.
  4. Increase earning potential through workforce skill training.
  5. Improve income supports to promote financial stability.

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Brochure

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Report

2020 VISION Health Commission

Ron Reed, Chair
Mercy Iowa City

Doug Beardsley
Johnson County Department of Public Health
Carol Tippe
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Sue Curry
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Public Health Administration
Peter Damiano
University of Iowa
Public Policy Center
David Drake
University of Iowa
Ann Feldman
Iowa City Schools
Sarah Maiers
US Bank
Marguerite Oetting
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Pediatrics
Nancy Quellhorst
Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
Sabi Singh
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Hodge Carter
Mercy Iowa City, Regional Physician Hospital Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Goal

Increase by 1/3 the number of children and adults who are healthy and avoiding risk behavior.

Baseline

  • 16% of Adults (18-64) in Johnson County are uninsured
  • 16% of 5-year old Children have untreated dental needs
  • 22.1% of Adults in Johnson County are obese
  • 23.4% of Adults in Johnson County self-report High Blood Pressure
  • 6% of Children 6th grade+ report eating 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  • 54.5% of Adults report eating 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  • 19% of 11th Graders report tobacco use in last 30 days
  • 32% of 11th Graders report alcohol use in last 30 days
  • 16% of 11th Graders report marijuana use in last 30 days

2020 Targets

  • 11.7% of Adults (18-64) in Johnson County are uninsured
  • 10.6% of 5-year old Children have untreated dental needs
  • 14.8% of Adults in Johnson County are obese
  • 15.7% of Adults in Johnson County self-report High Blood Pressure
  • 10% of Children 6th grade+ report eating 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  • 72.7% of Adults report eating 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day
  • 13% of 11th Graders report tobacco use in last 30 days
  • 21% of 11th Graders report alcohol use in last 30 days
  • 11% of 11th Graders report marijuana use in last 30 days

Community Strategies

  1. Assist individuals and families to access and utilize healthcare services, including those for preventive, mental, dental, pharmaceutical and vision.
  2. Increase access to Oral Healthcare and preventive services for children.
  3. Increase percentage of seniors who stay independent and live safely in their homes as long as possible.
  4. Increase percentage of people who are physically active and eat a healthy diet.
  5. Reduce percentage of individuals engaging in risk behaviors, including alcohol and drug abuse, domestic and famaily violence, tobacco use and sexual assault.

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Brochure

2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good Report