Innovia Foundation Hosted Community Forums and Data Walks in Rural Communities

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Posted on October 11, 2021

Moscow community members eating and preparing to take a Data Walk.

Over the last two weeks, Innovia Foundation and Lewis Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation hosted community forums and “data walks in Moscow, Pullman, LewistonClarkston, Grangeville, and Orofino. The data walk included several stations where participants could review results from a nine-county needs and opportunity assessment. Data gathered included the topics of healthcare access and affordability, food security, housing affordability, economic opportunity, behavioral health and others.

All events were well-attended, with a diverse group of over 300 participants across nine forums. Community members participated in identifying pieces that were missing from the results, findings that were surprising, and previous solutions that have either worked or have not in each community. They were also asked what they would do if they could wave a “magic wand” to better their community.

The data generated productive discussions that involved the individual communities in naming solutions that would actively increase the quality of life in their community. The results from the assessment will be combined with information shared at the forums to produce a final report in December 2019. For more information about this project, contact Mason Burley (

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Thank you to our community partners and funding partners:

Community Partners:

COAST Transportation

Lewis Clark State College

Twin County United Way

North Central Idaho Public Health

Nimiipuu Health

Community Action Center


Funding Partners:

Avista Foundation

Idaho Community Foundation

Lewis Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development

Premera Social Impact