In early 2008, thirteen lead community agencies and institutions in Austin came together to identify the most effective manner in which to target limited resources to impact the health of children in our community. This was the birth of Children’s Optimal Health (COH). We enable communities to visualize the health of their neighborhoods, identify assets and needs, unearth and nurture opportunities for collaborative change and monitor outcomes over time through GIS mapping and related analyses applied to public and privately held data sets. We provide timely, accurate, and relevant data to decision makers in order to improve operations, impact policy, encourage research, and mobilize the community.