Skip to Main Content
aerial scene of jacksonville city with its bridges and a sunset in the backdrop
aerial view of a red roofed neighborhood with a lake
busy street corner with a large group of pedestrians crossing the street
a student with a backdrop of a library setting with books on a shelf
collection of spiral bound reports overlapping each other on a table

Current Projects



Magnolia Project

The Magnolia Project is a federal Healthy Start initiative intended to decrease the high rates of infant mortality in an area of Jacksonville most affected by this problem. The population served by Magnolia consists of women of child bearing age who reside in the target area and who have little or no regular access to health care. Magnolia provides services for this population in a store-front clinic located in the heart of the target area. The services include: 1) well-woman medical services, and 2) intensive case management consisting of counseling and referrals for services to local agencies. CCI's responsibilities include: 1) conducting interviews, focus groups and surveys with key stakeholders, 2) coordinating data collection by project staff, 3) performing data analysis, and 4) preparing progress reports for funding agency and community partners.


For more information, please visit the Magnolia website.


Homeless Census and Survey

The Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville (ESHC) conducts an annual census and survey of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population in Duval County . The data obtained is used for procuring Federal and other external funding to provide services for the homeless. For several years, CCI has coordinated the survey component of the project with sheltered homeless individuals. Hundreds of UNF faculty, staff, and students, as well as other community members have been involved in and enriched by the project over the years. Once the census and survey data has been collected by the ESHC and the volunteers, CCI analyzes the data and provides a comprehensive report to the ESHC and the community.



Katrina Longitudinal Study

CCI, in collaboration with Steve Picou at the University of South Alabama, is conducting a phone survey of Hurricane Katrina survivors. This is a follow-up to the survey done in 2008.