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Data & Epidemiology at CACTC

The CACTC Data & Epidemiology Team


The health and wellness of Cortland County residents is of great concern to community agencies, schools, parents, and community members. Accurate, accessible, and timely local data is of utmost importance when it comes to planning and implementing effective public health and prevention interventions in a community. 


The CACTC Data & Epidemiology Team utilizes local data to support and build efforts that drive population level outcomes in Cortland County. The data we collect and analyze is used by community coalitions and partners for strategic planning, strategy design, and evaluation of prevention, school based, and public health programs. CACTC’s data-driven approach identifies targeted populations and focus areas that help ensure we are providing programs and services to community members who need it most, all while saving valuable resources such as time and money. 


Our Team is available to meet with community coalitions and agencies within Cortland County to discuss how to incorporate a

data-driven process into agency program and intervention goals. We also offer consulting services for comprehensive needs assessments, data-driven strategic planning, evaluation planning, and data dashboard design. 


Recent Projects Include:

  • Completing a compressive needs assessment and developing a data driven strategic plan for underage drinking prevention in Cortland County.

  • Initiating the data collection and needs assessment process for the HEALing Cortland project aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths. 

  • Collaborating with SPEAK Up Cortland Suicide Prevention Coalition to collect local data related to suicide prevention, conduct a needs assessment, determine gaps in local data, and develop a data-driven strategic plan.  

  • Developing an interactive data dashboard for Cortland County Youth Survey data. 

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