New Survey Finds that Place-based Initiatives are Building Six Types of Collective Capacity to Create Healthier, More Equitable Communities
Collective Community Capacity (C3) Survey Report highlights six aspects of collective capacity that place-based initiatives in the Population Change Learning Community are building to create healthier, more equitable communities.
NORC used Qualtrics, an online survey tool, to program and implement the C3 survey. The survey was customized for each of the seven site-specific initiatives to include: (a) its vision, (b) its community of focus, and (c) its network name. The fielding of the survey was staggered across the seven sites, between July 2019 and March 2020. The survey was released to a sample of 189 network members across the seven sites, of which 170 people responded to the survey, achieving a response rate of 89.9 percent.
Survey analyses confirmed the validity and reliability of the survey’s capacity measures with Chronbach Alpha scale scores between .867 and .946. Survey analyses also informed several improvements in the instrument, streamlining the instrument to focus on the most essential questions and reduce the time spent completing the survey.
Co-owner acknowledgement: The Collective Community Capacity (C3) Survey is collectively owned and managed by NORC, the Children’s Bureau of Southern California, the Population Change Institute, and Casey Family Programs. The survey has recently been modified with permission from the co-owners.