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Indicator Projects

Listed here is a selection of indicator projects. CIC does not claim involvement or endorse any projects, but we find these interesting and informative. Use the submit projects button above to tell us about additional projects to include and notify us of broken links at database@communityindicators.net. Be sure to see the winners of the annual Community Indicators Awards program by looking at our Awards page.

In addition to these indicator projects, CIC also hosts a Working Group on Integrating Community Indicators and Performance Measures. See the CI-PM section of our website for more information about the project and examples of places where Community Indicator Projects are being integrated with Performance Measures to improve the use of information in collaborative community decision-making.

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Number of projects found: 295
Project ID: 568
The Center for Collaborative Change
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationNewark, NJ
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Metropolitan
The Needs Assessment is a combination of primary and secondary research including two surveys and a series of practitioner interviews conducted by the Center over the past year. The Physical Wellbeing, and Economic Wellbeing Sections are complete. The Physical Wellbeing Section has been broken into two subsections Crime and Public Safety, and Health. The Economic Wellbeing Section is broken into three subsections, Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods, Economy, and Education.
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The Center for Collaborative Change
Newark, NJ USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Project ID: 495
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationRochester, NY
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
ACT Rochester is a community indicators program of Rochester Area Community Foundation. ACT Rochester provides an objective assessment of the area's nine-county region's performance on key indicators of well-being. The website creates a “one stop shop” for data and analysis in nine topic areas, over 100 indicators, as well as links to more than 300 community initiatives and resources.
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ACT Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 182
United Way for Adams County
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationAdams County, IL
Geographic ScopeCounty
University of Illinois Extension has long collaborated with United Way in various aspects of community building beginning with the formation of the Alliance for Building Community with partners the Adams County Health Department and the Blessing Health System. Like the world around us, our community building work is constantly evolving. The United Way approach to community building is designed to foster partnerships, open lines of communication and effectively direct resources to address challenging issues in changing times. Relevant data allows our community partners to make informed decisions, offer quality programs and evaluate project outcomes. United Way is pleased to provide links to such data and assist others to reach their goals and pursue long-term strategies that ensure Adams County continues to be a wonderful place to live, to work, to play, to raise a family, to build a career or to retire. The Extension compiled the Data for Decision Makers guidebook that highlights access free, publically available data resources. Links to sections of this guidebook are included below, organized by topics to assist your search. Where possible, additional links to data specific to local counties have been added:
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Alliance for Building Community
Quincy, IL USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Land Use, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 591
Alberni Valley Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationCity of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Geographic ScopeWatershed, Other
Much of the data within this report was collated by the CFCs data partner, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Where possible, it has been verified by local experts in each issue area. Additional information was provided by local reports and organizations. Indicators were selected and prioritized based on the following guidelines: Indicator Characteristics: • Perceived public interest (informed by community survey and consultations) • Does the indicator inspire action? • Does the indicator report on an issue or trend that individuals or communities can do something about? • Does it reveal both strengths and weaknesses of the Alberni Valley? Data Selection • Understandability and measurability • Ease of collection • How current the information is and frequency of collection for future use
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety
Project ID: 183
Child Stats Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic ScopeNational
The Forum, a collaboration of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families, was founded in 1994 and formally established in April 1997 under Executive Order No. 13045. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. During alternate publication years of America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) typically publishes a Brief report, highlighting a short selection from its 41 key indicators. A Brief report also includes an At-A-Glance section to show significant data changes for those indicators highlighted. Data tables for all America's Children report indicators are updated annually online at the Forum's childstats.gov Web site. For the first time, the Forum is publishing a Special Issue during the alternate report year, rather than the typical Brief. The America's Children 2014 At-A-Glance and updated report tables for all 41 indicators can be found at http://childstats.gov.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 579
United Health Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - National
Project LocationNational
Geographic ScopeNational
For 24 years, the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings has served as the country’s longest-running annual comprehensive assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. Published today in partnership with the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, the Rankings continue to educate and inspire action to achieve better health. The annual America’s Health Rankings report has served as a resource to drive conversation and action about our country’s health and what can be done to chart the best course. The Rankings employs a unique methodology, using data from well-recognized sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association, FBI, Dartmouth Atlas Project, U.S. Department of Education, and Census Bureau. The methodology is developed and annually reviewed by a Scientific Advisory Committee of leading public health scholars. For more information, and to see our most recent annual report, as well as our special edition on senior health, visit www.americashealthrankings.org.
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United Health Foundation
Minnetonka, MN United States
Issue Areas: Health
Project ID: 184
University of Alaska at Anchorage
Type of Organization
Project LocationAnchorage, AK
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Anchorage, AK USA
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Project ID: 185
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationArizona
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
Although it only began a few years ago, Arizona Indicators is a centralized data resource that provides extensive and accessible indicator data. Their website is separated into 7 different areas of analysis. Data is presented at the state, metropolitan, and county levels, through a series of detailed visualizations (graphs, charts, and interactive maps). Arizona’s indicator data is also ranked on a national level. The organization also publishes numerous reports that focus on particularly relevant areas of sustainability within the communities. Indicator information is juxtaposed against current policy decisions, providing context in regards to how Arizona’s pressing issues are being dealt with.
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Arizona Indicators Project
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 412
The Asheville Hub Sustainable Community Initiative
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Asheville Area
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, Watershed
The mission of the HUB Indicator Project (HIP) is to provide visualized information tools - community indicators - that allow citizens, decision makers, and organizations to develop innovative policies and programs to increase local quality of life and enhance regional sustainability.
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HUB Sustainable Community Initiative
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 408
Community Action Network
Type of Organization
Project LocationAustin and Travis County
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan
Community Advancement Network is a partnership of government, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations who work together to enhance the social, health, educational and economic well-being of Central Texas. CAN provides a unique, collaborative forum to enhance awareness of issues, strengthen partnerships, connect efforts across issue areas, and facilitate development of collaborative strategies. CAN has created a dashboard of 17 socio-economic indicators which provide an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin and Travis County. By tracking the indicators in this report over time, we identify areas where collective attention and action are needed.
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Community Action Network
Austin, TX USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 557
Austin CIty and Travis County Department of Public Health
Type of Organization
Project LocationAustin
Geographic Scope
Our community is working together to improve health and wellness in Austin/Travis County. In collaboration with community members, partners, and stakeholders, the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department, Travis County Health and Human Services and Veteran’s Services, Central Health, St. David’s Foundation, Seton Healthcare Family, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Heath Austin Regional Campus is leading a comprehensive community health planning effort to measurably improve the health of Austin/Travis County residents. A Community Heath Assessment (CHA) engages community members and local public health system partners to collect and analyze health-related data from many sources. The CHA: Informs community decision-making; Prioritizes health problems; and Assists in the development and implementation of community health improvement plans.
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Austin/Travis County Department of Public Health
Issue Areas: Health
Project ID: 186
Austin Mayor's Mental Health Task Force Monitoring Committee
Type of Organization
Project LocationAustin, TX
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
Austin Mayor's Mental Health Task Force Monitoring Committee (MMHTFMC) was created in response to concern over citizens stricken with severe mental illness in the Austin and Travis Counties. In order to monitor the trends, and to implement changes in social structures that would best benefit those in dire need of proper mental health care, the Task Force created thirty-nine criteria for a mentally healthy community. The Committee is made up of experts in the following "focus areas": Schools and Youth, Criminal Justice, Housing/Access, and Community Awareness and Faith Based Activities.
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Issue Areas: Education, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 537
Australian Community Indicator Network
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationAustralia
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
ACIN grew out of a 2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics hosted a National Community Indicators Summit and the commitment of state departments, non-government agencies and local government peak bodies to: “Establish a national network of community indicator users and practitioners, aimed to link community, government and research sectors, share information and best practice, develop coordinated action and raise awareness of community indicators.” ACIN's role is: •An information source: the network would disseminate and provide access to data, frameworks and projects. •Providing professional development: training courses and publications. •Networking, mentoring and support opportunities: via forums, meetings and professional development events. •Advocacy role: progressing the movement for community indicators within government, business and community circles
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Urban Research Program, Griffith University
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 427
Australian Government
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic ScopeCross-National Region, National
Since 2002, the Australian Government has worked in partnership with eminent child health research institutes, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth to deliver the Australian Early Development Index programme to communities nationwide. On 1 July 2014, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) programme became known as the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). The Australian Government continues to work with its partners, and with state and territory governments to implement the AEDC.
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Issue Areas: Education, Health, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 538
Australian National Development Index
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationAustralia
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
The Australian National Development Index (ANDI) is a collaboration of 40 leading community organisations, church groups, businesses and universities who aim to introduce a holistic measure (beyond GDP) of progress – an index that reflects the views of Australians in an ongoing, participatory process. Informed by experts, but defined by Australians, ANDI will tell us in a snapshot, how we are doing as peoples, as communities and as a nation. ANDI provides an opportunity for people to come together in an ongoing national debate to respond to the question, “What is your vision of progress towards greater wellbeing for Australia?”
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interim Steering Committee
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 188
Australian Unity
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic ScopeNational
Australian Unity, in partnership with the Australian Centre on Quality of Life at Deakin University, regularly measures how satisfied Australians are with their own lives and with life in Australia. Using the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, it investigates satisfaction with economic, environmental and social conditions in Australia, and gives insights into our individual wellbeing. The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a comprehensive measure of personal and national wellbeing. Unlike traditional indicators of quality of life such as Gross Domestic Product, the index measures how Australians feel about personal issues such as their relationships or national issues such as satisfaction with government. Since its launch in April 2001, the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index has established itself as the leading and most comprehensive measure of wellbeing in Australia.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Social
Project ID: 189
City of Baltimore
Type of Organization
Project LocationBaltimore, MD
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 190
Baltimore City Data Collaborative
Type of Organization
Project LocationBaltimore, MD
Geographic Scope
The BCDC (Baltimore City Data Collaborative) is the data and mapping branch of the Family League of Baltimore City, Baltimore's local management board for children and family issues. The mission of the Baltimore City Data Collaborative is to advance the well-being of children and families in Baltimore City by providing accurate, reliable, and compelling data relating to the eight result areas. The Eight Result Areas are Babies Born Healthy, Healthy Children, Children Enter School Ready to Learn, Children Successful in School, Children Completing School, Children Safe in Their Families and Communities, Stable and Economically Independent Families, and Communities That Support Family Life.
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Baltimore City Data Collaborative
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Project ID: 551
Baltimore City Health Department
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationBaltimore
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Healthy Baltimore 2015 is the Baltimore City Health Department’s comprehensive health policy agenda for the city, articulating its priority areas and indicators for action. This plan highlights areas where Baltimore can have the largest impact on reducing morbidity and mortality and improve the quality of life for city residents. The plan includes data that reflect the groups with the largest inequities by race, gender, education, or income to further highlight opportunities for addressing health inequities.
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Issue Areas: Equity, Health
Project ID: 191
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationBaltimore, MD
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Vital Signs reports accurate and reliable outcome indicators that "take the pulse" of Baltimore's neighborhoods. Vital Signs is guided by a vision of a strong, stable city of safe and thriving neighborhoods – distinctive places where residents work together to improve the quality of life for our children, families, and neighbors.
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Baltimore , MD USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Other, Public Safety
Project ID: 192
Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
Type of Organization
Project LocationBanff, BC, Canada
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 587
Eastern Washington University - Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationBenton County and Franklin County in Washington State
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
The Trends of Benton and Franklin Counties, in south central Washington; are presented by a coalition of interested parties. The steering committee included the following organizations: Benton Franklin Health District, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Port of Benton, the Three Rivers Community Foundation, and the Tri-City Herald. The information contained among these many indicators offers residents and visitors alike a comprehensive view of our community. Our specific goals are to: •Inform, based on the best-available data •Measure progress •Focus community attention on key issues •Ultimately, inspire broadly shared action Our process has been deliberative and inclusive. To arrive at the current set of indicators, we engaged focus groups around eight of the ten categories on the site. This involved nearly 150 community leaders and subject experts. Their votes determined the choices of indicators you see in each category. A set of principles informed the votes. We asked our fellow residents to consider that their choices of indicators be based on the following criteria: •Important to large numbers of the community •Based on valid measurements, as defined by good science and social science •Understandable to the general public •Defined to allow comparisons to Washington State trends or to those in similar sized communities •Available repeatedly over time to allow trend analysis •Easily accessible •Sourced from credible sites, largely federal, state & local governments Over time, the mix of indicators will undoubtedly change. For now, these represent the best approximation of the most important views of life in the two counties. Most are annual, so the insights offered by the future path of these trends will take time. Our Community Partners in creating and underwriting Trends of Benton & Franklin Counties are: •City of Richland •Columbia Basin College •Pasco Chamber of Commerce •Visit Tri-Cities
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Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis - Eastern Washington University
Cheney , WA USA
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Project ID: 383
International Joint Commission
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA / Canada
Geographic ScopeCross-National Region
[No Description Yet.]
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Governance
Project ID: 194
Boone County
Type of Organization
Project LocationBoone County, MO
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Boone County Indicators Report provides a snapshot of important health and human service indicators that will be monitored on an annual basis as one method of taking the pulse of our community. These indicators are designed to be used as a tool to help determine how our community can best respond to these needs. This list is a work-in-progress and may be modified in future years. Links to more in-depth data and information (as available) have also been provided for those who wish to have a more thorough knowledge in a particular area.
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Project ID: 311
The Boston Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Boston Region, MA
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region
The Boston Foundation coordinates the Boston Indicators Project, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The project tracks indicators in ten sectors: Civic Vitality, Cultural Life and the Arts, the Economy, Housing, Education, Health, Public Safety, the Environment, Transportation, and Technology. The project has recently released a report in 2009 summarizing Boston indicators, entitled “A Great Reckoning: Healing a Growing Divide.”
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The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 494
The Community Foundation - Boulder County
Type of Organization
Project LocationBoulder County, Colorado
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Boulder County Civic Forum is the research arm of The Community Foundation. Through the biennial TRENDS report and ongoing research, we are able to track important indicators that relate to quality of life in our community, such as demographic changes, access to housing and education, arts and culture, and civic life. The Boulder County Civic Forum promotes healthy decision-making through informed research and longitudinal vision and serves as a guide to The Community Foundation's programmatic work and grantmaking. This year we are excited to release our Boulder County Community Indicators Map in conjunction with the newest editions of TRENDS.
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The Community Foundation
Boulder, CO USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 196
Children's Services Council of Broward County
Type of Organization
Project LocationBroward County, FL
Geographic ScopeCounty
The project focused on Broward County, Florida, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale and 30 adjacent cities and has a population close to 1.8 million people. In 2000, the community's voters approved creating the Children's Services Council (CSC), an independent tax district that uses community indicators and performance measures to advocate for improving children's quality of life, and to provide the resources necessary for their healthy development into adulthood. In addition to presenting its data publicly, CSC uses a variety of tools such as community wide summits and budget forums to ensure that scarce resources support the community's priorities. This project represents a variety of lessons learned, including: the value of community planning and data to guide action to address community needs; the importance of supporting leaders who see the value of data and work to create the necessary community changes; and that collaborative funding as well as actions taken by community partners that do not require funding, is vital to making community-wide improvements. There is much to learn from the project and the challenges it still faces are indicative of the ongoing, ever-evolving process of integration projects.
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Lauderhill , FL USA
Issue Areas: Education, Employment, Health, Other, Public Safety
Project ID: 198
Burlington Legacy Project
Type of Organization
Project LocationBurlington Region
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, Metropolitan
The Legacy Action Plan is Burlington's 2030 vision for the future. Based on the intersection of the four E's (economy, environment, equity, education), this Plan strives to ensure that Burlington meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The updated Plan (completed in 2010) harmonizes the Legacy Plan with two HUD-funded sustainable communities initiatives: the Downtown/Waterfront planning effort known as PlanBTV and the regional sustainability planning effort, ECOS project.
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Burlington VT 5401, VT USA
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Project ID: 199
The Calgary Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationCalgary
Geographic Scope
Calgary’s Vital Signs® marked a ten-year milestone in 2016. For the past decade, the report has featured expert research combined with the results of a citizen survey, where Calgarians assign grades in areas critical to quality of life. In 2017, Calgary’s Vital Signs will focus on five priority areas: These five priority areas have been identified by the Calgary Foundation as issues that require enhanced leadership and support in the coming years. Survey results will be incorporated into the full Calgary’s Vital Signs report, released on October 3, 2017. The Calgary Foundation launched Calgary's Vital Signs in 2007 to: *increase the effectiveness of the Foundation's grantmaking *better inform our donors about issues and opportunities *spark discussion, encourage connections and inspire action
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Calgary, AB Canada
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Project ID: 200
The Coordinating Council of Calhoun County
Type of Organization
Project LocationCalhoun County, MI
Geographic ScopeCounty
Health and Human service professionals in Calhoun County are committed to having a positive impact in the lives of the citizens they serve. To assess the level of impact programs and services have, professionals in Calhoun County examine a variety of indicators. These indicators can be quantitative or qualitative and are a simple yet reliable variable used to monitor performance, measure achievement, and/or reflect change. The Calhoun County Community Data pages examine a variety of indicators designed to help describe community conditions relative to adults, seniors, children and families. As new businesses look at our community and compare Calhoun County to other areas, many of the indicators listed in the Community Data pages are considered. It becomes critical to also use these indicators to educate and inform local and state planning efforts and public policy decisions.
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The Coordinating Council
Battle Creek, MI 49017, MI USA
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Project ID: 520
Children Now
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationCalifornia
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, State/Province
An interactive, online report, the California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being delivers a current and comprehensive picture of children’s condition in every one of California’s 58 counties. This report provides county-level data visualizations, tracking 28 key indicators of child well-being across counties, over time and by race and ethnicity. By providing a robust snapshot of children’s well-being, the Scorecard encourages the discovery of best practices, fosters collaboration, and supports action by communities, policymakers, and advocates.
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Children Now
OAKLAND , CA USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Equity, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 356
Canadian Council on Learning
Type of Organization
Project LocationCanada
Geographic ScopeNational
A product of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), the Composite Learning Index (CLI) is Canada's annual measure of progress in lifelong learning. It is based on a combination of statistical indicators that reflect the many ways Canadians learn, whether in school, in the home, at work or within the community. The only index of its kind in the world, the CLI is an unprecedented measurement tool that expresses how learning in all aspects of life is critical to the success of individuals, communities and the country as a whole. Until CCL launched the CLI in 2006 there was no way of measuring how Canadians were performing across the full spectrum of learning. To reflect this broad perspective, the CLI uses a wide range of learning indicators to generate numeric scores for more than 4,500 communities across Canada. A high CLI score means that a particular city, town or rural community possesses the kinds of learning conditions that foster social and economic well-being.
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Canadian Council on Learning
Ottawa, ON USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Governance, Other, Recreation, Social
Project ID: 413
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, State/Province, National
"The Composite Learning Index (CLI) is Canada's annual measure of progress in lifelong learning. It is based on a combination of statistical indicators that reflect the many ways Canadians learn, whether in school, in the home, at work or within the community. To reflect this broad perspective, the CLI uses a wide range of learning indicators to generate numeric scores for more than 4,500 communities across Canada. A high CLI score means that a particular city, town or rural community possesses the kinds of learning conditions that foster social and economic well-being. A low CLI score means that a community is under-performing in certain aspects that are key to lifelong learning. With five years of data, the CLI is an objective and reliable measurement tool that can help communities make the best possible decisions about learning -- decisions that will strengthen social ties, bolster the economy and hopefully improve people's lives."
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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Governance, Other, Social
Project ID: 603
Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - National
Project LocationWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province, National
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) regularly reports on the quality of life of Canadians – nationally, provincially, and locally – and advocates for social change that reflects our values and places wellbeing at the heart of policy. The CIW is a conceptual framework drawing on a broad spectrum of domains of life that has the potential to create an ongoing national dialogue that will influence how Canadians think, feel, and act with regard to their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their communities. And, it is a tool that is measuring what matters to Canadians by tracking wellbeing from year to year.
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Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 201
Cape Cod Center for Sustainability
Type of Organization
Project LocationCape Cod, MA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 202
Carver County Minnesota
Type of Organization
Project LocationCarver County, MN
Geographic ScopeCounty
[No Description Yet].
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Carver County, MN USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 203
Sightline Institute
Type of Organization
Project LocationCascadia Region, Pacific Northwest
Geographic Scope
Founded in 1993, Sightline Institute is committed to making the Northwest a global model of sustainability, with strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. We work to promote smart policy ideas and monitor the region's progress towards sustainability.
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Allan Durning
Seattle, WA USA
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Project ID: 547
Division of Public Health and Wellness
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationLouisville
Geographic Scope
The Center for Health Equity provides a new and hopeful approach to the public's health. The Center addresses the root causes of health disparities by supporting projects, policies and research working to change the correlation between health and longevity and socioeconomic status.
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C. Anneta Arno, PhD, MPH
Louisville-Jefferson County, Division of Public Health and Wellness
Louisville, KY USA
Issue Areas: Equity, Health
Project ID: 400
Center for Houston's Future
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Houston Region
Geographic Scope
The Center for Houston’s Future Community Indicators serve as the region’s report card on achieving a balance between the social, environmental and economic factors necessary to maintain a competitive and sustainable place in the 21st century. To be included, an issue must be community-wide in scope, impact, and how it is best addressed. We target associated metrics that can be tracked over time and compared to a national standard or other regions. Community Indicators make quality of place a tangible and measurable issue through ongoing data studies and analysis, peer-reviewed reports, and year-round community engagement on key topics.
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Center for Houston's Future
Houston, Tx USA
Issue Areas: Education, Employment, Environment, Social
Project ID: 204
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Type of Organization
Project LocationMilwaukee, WI
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
Milwaukee community indicators reports were initially developed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute with funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the City of Milwaukee to provide independent, timely and ongoing assessment tools to measure short-term and long-term progress toward improving economic and employment well-being of families in central city Milwaukee neighborhoods. Indicators track changes by neighborhood since 1993, prior to the beginning of state and federal welfare reform, and demonstrate the advantages of using administrative and institutional databases to measure dimensions of urban life. The Brookings Institution has identified the ETI neighborhood indicators approach as a national model.
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Project ID: 581
University of Texas at Austin
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationAustin, Tx MSA
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region
The CTSIP is a diagnostic tool that can guide Central Texans (defined as the six county Austin-Round Rock MSA) as they engage in public discourse and debate about how to focus their energies and set goals on issues of critical concern and arrive at policies and actions that improve the livability of our region.
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Austin, TX United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 389
United Way of Chittenden County
Type of Organization
Project LocationChittenden County, VT
Geographic ScopeCounty
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Issue Areas: Health, Population, Social
Project ID: 440
Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationNorth Central Washington State
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County
Chelan – Douglas Trends is an online community resource offering a centralized location to learn more about Chelan & Douglas Counties. With 130 indicators highlighted, all are supported by trusted, reliable sources and are continually updated. Chelan Douglas Trends seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data are offered as neutral information for all parties involved in public policy issues. More specifically, the goals are: -To collect and share a broad spectrum of information to support informed decision making by individual community members, governmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and the press. -To benchmark Chelan Douglas Trends against Washington State trends or other comparable communities to better understand our strengths and opportunities. -To enable analysis of these trends. The goal of this site is to create more vibrant communities in Chelan and Douglas Counties in northeastern Washington, by providing easy access to current data to anyone at any time. The trends should promote more informed decision-making by individuals and organizations. Indicators were chosen by seven focus groups consisting of a broad range of community members from local government agencies, non-profits, and businesses. Over time, the trends chosen may change, as the preferences of the residents of the three counties change. Because this is a multi-county site, every effort has been made to portray each county separately as well as in a group. Data for certain municipalities are included as well. Wherever possible, the trends are graphed as an aggregate for the two counties combined, as a set showing the trends for both on one graph, and each county separately.
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Eastern Washington University
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 540
Child Trends
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationWashington, DC
Geographic ScopeState/Province, National, Global
The Child Trends DataBank is a one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being. The DataBank Delivers • Continuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for all indicators. • Plain-language reporting on trends and population subgroup differences informed by existing research. • Color graphics and tables that can be downloaded directly into reports and presentations. • PDF files for each indicator containing text, graphics, and tables in a concise and attractive format. • Links that provide organized access to additional information available for each indicator including: o State, local, and international estimates o Selected current research, including evidence-based “what works” o Original source documents o National goals (where applicable) DataBank Estimates Come from Reliable Sources • Federal reports and Web sites • Original analyses of national data sets by staff at Child Trends, a respected non-partisan, non-profit research firm The DataBank is Designed to Serve Everyone • Policymakers and service providers: Useful information for planning, reports, policy-making, and proposals. • Advocates: The latest data identifying emerging and continuing areas of need for children and youth. • Researchers and students: Detailed descriptive data and links to relevant research. • Journalists: National trend data from reliable sources, with access to state and local data to "localize" stories. • Parents, youth, and the public: Information that is useful and easy to read.
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Child Trends
Washington, DC, 20008 USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Employment, Health, Population, Poverty, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 207
Vision for Children
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater St. Louis Region
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
The Children of Metropolitan St. Louis Report or the “CMSL,” is reference publication that has been produced by Vision For Children At Risk since 1991. Initially reporting on just ten indicators of child wellbeing, the report has grown to incorporate full color maps and data on over 30 indicators for 5 central counties that make up the St. Louis metropolitan area. [Note, this report format seems to have transitioned to an online dashboard for years after 2010]
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St. Louis, MO USA
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Project ID: 245
Citizen Engagement PACT of Jacksonville
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationJacksonville/Duval County, FL
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, Cross-State Region
The Citizen Engagement PACT is an organizational evolution of The Jacksonville Community Council Inc (JCCI). The Citizen Engagement PACT of Jacksonville will ensure the values that foster a culture of civic engagement to improve the quality of life for all citizens will continue to be ingrained in the Northeast Florida community.
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Citizen Engagement PACT of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 208
City of Englewood
Type of Organization
Project LocationEnglewood, CO
Geographic Scope
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Englewood , OH USA
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Project ID: 209
City of Glendale
Type of Organization
Project LocationGlendale, CA
Geographic Scope
Glendale is a community that has high expectations for the quality of life and services enjoyed by residents, businesses and visitors. These expectations can best be met if they are memorialized and periodically evaluated. The community has set these expectations and the City of Glendale is committed to partnering with residents and institutions to address them. This endeavor includes providing valuable information about services, finances and systems in a way that is measurable and meaningful to assess the overall health of the community. It is our hope that this information will encourage the community to become active participants in the process of government to find innovative solutions toward building a sustainable, healthy environment for future generations. In this effort to ensure transparency in government, assess service levels, and to inform the public, the measurements commonly known as the Glendale Quality of Life Indicators have been made accessible online.
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Glendale, CA USA
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Project ID: 487
City of Minneapolis
Type of Organization
Project LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Minneapolis sustainability indicators are general, high level, forward looking measurements on a specific topic. These local sustainability indicators are centered on a vision for the community's long-term future and address linkages between various issues related to the indicator. The City Council also approved 10-year targets for each indicator in order to set a numerical goal and provide better focus to what is being measured. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@citycoordinator/documents/images/wcms1p-093724.pdf
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City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 210
City of Redmond
Type of Organization
Project LocationRedmond, WA
Geographic Scope
Redmond Community Indicators and the Budgeting by Priorities (BP) Performance Measures are both tools for assessing progress toward achieving community goals. The measures help assess whether current policy and practice is effective, and what actions would improve performance. Community Indicators are oriented toward Redmond's Comprehensive Plan, which contains the long-term vision for the community. BP Performance Measures are oriented toward the City's biennial budget and are organized around six community priorities. There is significant overlap in the two sets of measures and so the City publishes them both.
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Redmond, WA USA
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Project ID: 211
City of Rocklin
Type of Organization
Project LocationRocklin, CA
Geographic Scope
The Community Report Card publication provides a comprehensive summary of Rocklin fared in past years as a community on a number of fiscal, economic, and community quality of life factors.
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Rocklin, CA USA
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Project ID: 363
City of Surrey - Office of the City Manager - Sustainability Office
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationSurrey, BC
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
The City of Surrey is currently developing sustainability indicators to help measure progress on becoming a more sustainable City. The indicators and targets are a critical task from the Surrey Sustainability Charter, and will help operationalize and monitor the Charter's vision, goals and actions. To help develop the indicators and targets, the City brought together a community Task Force representing a variety of interests. From the work of this Task Force and involvement of many staff, a list of proposed indicators and targets was brought to City Council in December 2010 and approved. The Sustainability Dashboard is an online platform that tracks and shares the progress of Surrey's sustainability indicators over time. Launched in 2012, it has provided a transparent, user-friendly, and publicly-accessible report card on our sustainability achievements. The Dashboard uses sustainability themes to organize the information, with a total of 78 metrics reported on in 2013; complementary sustainability maps are also drawn from the City's extensive GIS system.
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City of Surrey
Surrey, BC Canada
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 414
City of Vancouver, WA
Type of Organization
Project LocationVancouver, WA
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
"Community indicators developed jointly by community members and city employees to represent a level of success in each of the six strategic Commitments identified in the Strategic Plan. A total of eight indicators combine to provide an overall status for each commitment. Indicators were developed through both live and 'virtual' (email) participation by the community. All indicators were chosen by the community, not staff. Indicators are refreshed usually annually or biannually depending on what they represent. They are reported annually to Council in a televised session (or sessions). Indicators are displayed on the web with 'traffic light' indicators that use no numbers at the highest two levels, but they can be drilled down to the numbers behind the colors and full data is displayed."
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City of Vancouver, WA
Issue Areas: Economy, Employment, Governance, Land Use, Other, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 599
CNY Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationSyracuse and Central New York
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County
CNY Vitals is a unique community indicators website developed by many partners dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live and work in Central New York. Within Subject Areas users will find a robust set of data and indicators concerning Onondaga County and the region. This dynamic and interactive website provides a central clearinghouse for data from many sources, many of which were not previously available online. Indicator Teams made up of volunteers, from many disciplines across the region, will improve and update indicators at regular intervals. In the days to come, we plan to add Madison County and other counties either directly or through the websites and projects they have developed.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 574
Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationCoastal Georgia (Savannah)
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Multi-County
The Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, Inc. (CGIC), a group of community members and advocates working together in a comprehensive, coordinated approach for planning, accountability, and more recently awarded a contract with the Chatham County to develop a community-wide long range strategic plan. Our goal is to Improve Community Well-Being by engaging and leading the community to work collectively in its development of strategic priorities that guide policy, programs and resource allocation. Project Approach Community Assessment: •Public Opinion Survey. Armstrong State University has been contracted to distribute 26,000 random surveys, equating to 1 in 4 Chatham County households. The goal is to have at least a 15% return rate through the utilization of incentives for completion. This information will be supplemental to feedback collected through neighborhood forums and focus group meetings; all occurring between February and April 2015. Community Engagement: • •Communications & Outreach Strategy. Despite the intense efforts of CGIC, the group ran into a very common planning problem in 2013- lack of public participation. In order to increase visibility and broaden community engagement, CGIC Outreach and Marketing sub-committee is working with Abshire Public Relations to establish ongoing communication of the progress through a variety of sources to include: •Web Site: www.coastalgaindicators.org is the site that will serve as a link to various sponsor pages, will include a calendar of events, meeting minutes, and recently developed publications. •Monthly Electronic Newsletters: will be used to maintain open and continuous communication, list opportunities for involvement, and include updates on progress. •Community Meetings. An array of community participation opportunities will be provided.
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Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition
Savannah, Georgia USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 464
Public/Private Partnership (see Description for Partners)
Type of Organization
Project LocationKing County Washington
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Other
Communities Count is a collaborative effort among public and private organizations to create recurrent reports on community indicators for King County. The Seattle Foundation is the fiscal sponsor; Public Health - Seattle & King County is lead for data collection and report production. Partners include: City of Bellevue, City of Renton, and the City of Seattle.

Communities Count reports offer a set of 38 social, health, environmental and arts indicators for use by city and county governments, public agencies, foundations, human service providers, non-profit agencies, community-based organizations, and King County residents, updated every three years. The indicators provide information that is inclusive of the social and geographic diversity of King County and a perspective on regional differences and inequities by race, income, education, age and gender. Each full report offers an in-depth focus on a timely and important issue. In response to the many requests for more timely information related to the economic downturn, Communities Count started providing monthly web-based updates on recession-linked indicators since May of 2009 as new data become available and adding supplemental data related to the impact of this recession.
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Public Health - Seattle & King County
Seattle, WA US
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 463
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Type of Organization
Project LocationNewfoundland Labrador
Geographic ScopeState/Province
World-leading Canadian community indicator system with highly developed user friendly applications, abundant information on communities, widely respected by community organizations and recommended as a model by the Canadian senate and a citation for the UN public service prize.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Governance, Housing, Social
Project ID: 602
Grand Valley State University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationKent County, Michigan
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Other
In the fall 2012 semester, the students of Political Science 310—Health Policy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Allendale, Michigan, set out to think about the overall health of their community in Kent County. As a researcher and associate professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, Stephen Borders, PhD, recognized the need to prepare students upon graduation for complex challenges like a community assessment. Borders therefore redesigned this upper-level course to focus on the application of problem solving by guiding students in the creation of knowledge and skills. These changes culminated in the creation of Community Health Score (www.communityhealthscore.org)—a collaborative student effort that analyzes and ranks the health status of each of Kent County’s 128 census tracts.
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Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI USA
Issue Areas: Equity, Health, Poverty
Project ID: 457
McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationVictoria
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Community Indicators Victoria aims to support the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators in Victoria, Australia, with the purpose of improving citizen engagement, community planning and policy making. Community Indicators Victoria presents data and reports on the wellbeing of Victorians using an integrated set of community wellbeing indicators. These indicators include a broad range of measures designed to identify and communicate economic, social, environmental, democratic and cultural trends and outcomes. The objectives of Community Indicators Victoria are to: •provide a sustainable mechanism for the collation, analysis and distribution of local community wellbeing indicator trend data across Victoria; •be a resource centre supporting the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators by local governments and their communities; and •contribute to national and international policy research on the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators as a basis for improving community engagement, community planning and policy making.
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University of Melbourne
Carlton, Victoria Australia
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 499
Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat
Type of OrganizationGovernment - National
Project LocationCanada
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, Multi-County, National
The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada. The CID was developed by the Government of Canada’s Rural Secretariat in collaboration with the provinces and territories, other government departments, and community groups. The CID provides: Access to over 500 pieces of data about your community or region, including: population, education, income, employment, families, and much more An interactive map for displaying and accessing data A tool for you to learn more about rural Canada Click on the following links to know more about specific topics such as frequently asked questions, CID geography, indicators, definitions, and data sources.
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Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Population
Project ID: 564
The Center for Collaborative Change
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationNewark, NJ
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
The Center for Collaborative Change is proud to present the first results from our 2012 Newark Community Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment is a combination of primary and secondary research including two surveys and a series of practitioner interviews conducted by the Center over the past year. The Physical Wellbeing, and Economic Wellbeing Sections are complete. The Physical Wellbeing Section has been broken into two subsections Crime and Public Safety, and Health. The Economic Wellbeing Section is broken into three subsections, Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods, Economy, and Education.
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The Center for Collaborative Change
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 566
The Center for Collaborative Change
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationNewark, NJ
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
The Center for Collaborative Change is proud to present the first results from our 2012 Newark Community Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment is a combination of primary and secondary research including two surveys and a series of practitioner interviews conducted by the Center over the past year. The Physical Wellbeing, and Economic Wellbeing Sections are complete. The Physical Wellbeing Section has been broken into two subsections Crime and Public Safety, and Health. The Economic Wellbeing Section is broken into three subsections, Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods, Economy, and Education.
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The Center for Collaborative Change
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 504
Center on the Family, University of Hawaii
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationHawaii
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, County, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province
The most comprehensive collection of community-specific data for selected indicators on Hawai‘i's families, children, and aging population are provided for over 40 school complexes, each of which includes a high school, all of the elementary and middle schools that feed into that high school, and the geographic boundaries that surround each of them.
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Center on the Family, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 491
City of Port Phillip
Type of Organization
Project LocationCity of Port Phillip
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
The Community Pulse project is a social indicators project committed to stimulating social change through community engagement. The Community Pulse involves community members in collecting and analysing data on what ‘really matters to them’. By feeding this data back up the food to chain to policy makers, the Community Pulse supports the work of community members and groups to effect the changes they would like to see in their community. The Community Pulse collects data on over 40 measures from a wide range of sources to present a regular and relevant picture of how our community is fairing. Project background The Community Pulse is founded on a rich, cross-disciplinary theory developed from studies undertaken in the last quarter of the 20th century by sociologists (Wilkinson et al, 1998), social epidemiologists (Marmot, 1998), economists (Sen 1987, 1992), political scientists (Putnam). Their integrated work has galvanised the view that the health and wellbeing of an individual and a community cannot be judged by ‘how much’ but rather ‘how good’ (Badham, 2009). In 2001 we asked community members how they would know if their community was getting better or worse. We asked them to think about what sort of data could help them tracks those changes. This community consultation led to the identification and establishment of 13 key indicators representing aspects of the local natural, built, social, economic and cultural environment. Since that time a diverse range of community members and groups contribute to the collection and analysis of over 40 measures, including ‘smiles per hour’, ‘bush and water bird species in Albert Park, ‘how kids get to school’, ‘the availability and affordability of a healthy shopping basket’. Theoretical underpinnings Socio –political research demonstrates general forms of community engagement prepare people for more complex forms of civic engagement and problem solving (Perkins et al. 1996; Verba et al.1995; Baum et al. 1999). Moreover, community members are more likely to become engaged in the fate of their community when they are able to determine of their own measures of success (Badham, 2009). In this way the Community Pulse’s participatory methodology provides both a vocabulary and a vehicle for positive and multi-directional feedback between the City of Port Phillip council and community; a means of communication that gives people experience in how to assess issues, appreciate public policy debates, and take action to get things done, including the design, development and delivery of services (Verba et al.1995; Perkins et al. 1996). Consequently services and infrastructure are better tailored to need, the community has greater faith in the process of local government and the City of Port Phillip council has greater faith in the community’s commitment to their vision for the future. Mission statement The Community Pulse aims to engage residents, workers and visitors in creating a healthy and resilient community by giving them control of determining their own measures of success. Responsibility The Community Pulse will continue to support the identification and articulation of community imperatives through the demonstrable collection of data tracking the sustainability of integral aspects of Port Phillip’s natural, built, social, economic and cultural environment. The Community Pulse will provide a means of positive, multidirectional feedback between community members and The City of Port Phillip council to promote its more effective respond to community visions. The Community Pulse is at the beginning of an exciting new phase. Following the recommendations of the Project Evaluation, the Community Pulse will become more formally integrated with the City of Port Phillip's Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan . The Community Pulse will assist health planning by continuing to support the identification and articulation of community imperatives through engaging community to track the sustainability of integral aspects of our environment. The Community Pulse data and analysis will be shared with decison-makers and policy shapers to provide the foundations for further collaboration in creating healthy, sustainable communities.
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City of Port Phillip
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 346
Community Resources Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationJefferson County, Jackson County, Shawnee County
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
Community Resources Council has been publishing data from Jackson, Jefferson, and Shawnee Counties for our community since the 1930s when they were known as the Social Service Index. We hope you take advantage of these reports if you are in need information for your nonprofit, business, or grant proposals.
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Project ID: 578
Oregon State University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationOregon
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County
Oregon State University Rural Studies Program and Extension Service faculty have worked with three rural Oregon communities to arrive at community-specific definitions of vitality and associated indicators. The indicators are drawn from economic, social, environmental, and community capacity dimensions. Baseline assessment reports of community vitality are available with the intention of re-examining after five years. Two projects were done at the county level and the third is at the community/municipality level.
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Oregon State University Extension Service
Corvallis, OR USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 502
COMPASS of Larimer County
Type of OrganizationOther
Project LocationFort Collins, CO
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province, National
COMPASS of Larimer County is currently a collaborative project between Larimer County and United Way of Larimer County. It is a web-based community indicators project which is updated as new data become available. There are currently more than 100 indicators on a variety of social, economic, and environmental topics. 2017 Update: The Compass project is no longer funded, but you can visit Archive.org to view the archived version. Please visit our Larimer Health Tracker website for the latest health data collected by local, state, and national organizations. Overall, more than 700 health indicators are available, including selected socioeco¬nomic and environmental measures which strongly affect a community's health status.
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COMPASS of Larimer County
Fort Collins, CO-Colorado United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 403
CGA Connecticut Commission on Children
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Connecticut
Geographic ScopeState/Province
The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) is a non-partisan arm of the Connecticut General Assembly. As staff to the legislature, the CWCS researches best practices, coordinates stakeholders, and promotes public policies that are in the best interest of Connecticut’s underserved and underrepresented women, children and older adults. The agency recognizes that the experiences and needs of each population, while interconnected, are unique and may require individual public policy action. Therefore, the commission’s legislative priority areas are meant to: For Women: Enhance women’s economic security through leadership development and such family-friendly workplace policies as paid family leave and pay equity; Ensure wellness throughout the lifespan, including access to the full range of reproductive healthcare; and Eliminate gender-based discrimination in the workplace and in government. For Children: Empower families and community leaders to be change agents on behalf of children; Remove the economic and academic obstacles that prevent children and their families from reaching their full potential; and Promote the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children. For Seniors: Promote economic security, choice and independence for older adults in both work and retirement; Support livable and accessible communities where older adults can retain their dignity and age in place; and Enhance the safety and wellbeing of seniors by preventing physical abuse and financial exploitation.
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New Haven, CT USA
Issue Areas: Education, Health, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 477
Connecticut EconomicResource Center
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationConnecticut
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province
The Connecticut Data Collaborative is a public-private partnership that advocates for the public availability of open and accessible data to drive planning, policy, budgeting and decision making in Connecticut at the state, regional and local levels. We are a user-driven organization, serving nonprofits, advocates, policymakers, community groups, and funders in using data to drive policy and improve programs and services. In addition to providing open access to structured and processed data, we can also work with you on to solve your custom data needs. Contact us for more information.
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Farnam Associates, LLC
New Haven, CT USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 368
Council of Chief State Officers
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic Scope
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Washington , DC USA
Issue Areas:
Project ID: 584
Regional Vancouver Urban Observatory, Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University Vancouver
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationVancouver
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
Counting on Vancouver: Our view of the region is a report on the results of the citizen-led process to generate key indicators of sustainability for the Vancouver region, along with the vision and framework for local and global sustainability that give form to these indicators. Trend data are presented for the indicators where data are available and ideas for new data collection approaches and methodologies are provided where they are not. The report is additionally full of sources, examples of inspiring practices and troubling trends, and full colour photographs from around the region. The process leading up to the publication of Counting on Vancouver: Our view of the region, was the most significant public engagement process toward sustainability indicators that the Vancouver region has seen to date. Some of the highlights of the process were the full-day workshop which launched it, Focusing ouR View (October 24, 2005), the RVu Data Crunch workshop featuring presentations from Statistics Canada and BC Statistics and the presentations and workshop which celebrated its completion, Expanding ouR View (April 3, 2006). Le rapport Compter Sur Vancouver: Notre avis de la région, est aussi disponible en français. A summary of the report is available in Mandarin.
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Urban Studies Program Simon Fraser University Vancouver
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Environment, Governance, Other, Poverty, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 589
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationNational
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province, National
The County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor's office. The County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income, and environment play in how healthy people are and how long they live. Published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rankings help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live.
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University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Madison, WI USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 212
CT Association of Directors of Health Inc
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Connecticut
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, State/Province
In order to address health inequities, the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health developed the Health Equity Alliance (HEA) and a Health Equity Index (HEI). The Index is a web-based data interface that provides scores at varying geographic units of analysis and profiles the relationship between social, economic, and environmental conditions associated with health outcomes.The Index utilizes a series of indicators within nine social determinants, correlated with demographic and health data. Local public health departments, in partnership with community leaders, organizations, and residents, can use this evidence-based information for strategic planning, community assessment, grant writing, and community engagement activities. The intended purpose of HEA is to engage and mobilize community members in identifying and solving health problems, and build capacity for changes in policies and practices to establish healthier communities.
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CT Association of Directors of Health
Hartford, CT USA
Issue Areas: Governance, Health, Social
Project ID: 213
The Urban Institute
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan, National
The Urban Institute’s Arts and Culture Indicators in Communities Project (ACIP) attempts the difficult and vanguard task of statistically representing a community’s “Cultural Vitality,” defined as “a community’s evidence of creating, disseminating, validating, and supporting arts and culture as a dimension of everyday life.” Those supporting the project feel that the arts and creative expression do not receive proper representation within policy-making discussions. The index serves as a resource to give voice to that crucial aspect of a community’s quality of life.
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The Urban Institute
Washington, DC USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture
Project ID: 447
Dakota County
Type of Organization
Project LocationDakota County, Minnesota
Geographic ScopeCounty
Biennially, the County's Office of Planning and Analysis compiles and analyzes data on thematic community indicators, with interim updates for some measures. The purpose is to inform and guide policy decisions, planning, and programs within county government, as well as to provide timely and accurate information to a broader audience.
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Dakota County
Hastings, MN USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 518
Emily Garr
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Other
Project LocationMetropolitan Areas in the U.S. with focus on Northeast Ohio
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
The Dashboard of Economic Indicators offers a detailed economic analysis of more than 330 metropolitan areas within the United States. The Fund uses the Dashboard to identify common characteristics of high-growth regions and to assess how our region's economy is performing in comparison to other markets. The next report (to be published in spring 2013) will examine which indicators were most closely associated growth in a post-recession economy.
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The Fund for Our Economic Future
Cleveland, OH USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 462
DataHaven
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew Haven, CT
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province
DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making. DataHaven is a formal partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policy-making and community building. DataHaven is registered as the Regional Data Cooperative for Greater New Haven, Inc.
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DataHaven
New Haven, CT New Haven, CT
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 596
Delaware Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationDelaware
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, Cross-State Region, National, Other
DelawareFocus is an initiative of the Delaware Community Foundation. This “state of the community” website is aimed at creating a holistic picture of Delaware and deepening our knowledge and understanding of our state. The data and analysis will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect the health and progress of our state and inform community stakeholders, spur discussion and collaboration, and monitor our quality of life. Community indicators are measurements of social, environmental and economic factors that affect quality of life. In a community indicator project, these factors are gathered and analyzed over time to monitor the community’s well-being and whether it’s improving, declining, or staying the same. These metrics help us decide how to focus our resources to improve our community, and then to monitor the impact of our collective efforts. Our overview report will be updated annually, and the online data will be updated more frequently as data becomes available to allow for continual monitoring of the community’s evolving needs. Using this data, the DCF will help the community create a shared vision for Delaware’s future and build a statewide, data-driven civic agenda to realize that vision. The DCF will then facilitate partnerships and strategic initiatives that help align the community’s resources to support the agenda. DelawareFocus was developed with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), based in Rochester, New York. CGR is a nonprofit research and consulting firm that has created several community indicator projects in New York State, Tennessee, and other locations.
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Delaware Community Foundation
Wilmington, Delaware United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 215
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Type of Organization
Project LocationDelaware Valley Region, PA
Geographic ScopeSub-State Region
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) adopted Connections – The Regional Plan for a Sustainable Future, in July 2009. Connections is a comprehensive blueprint that identifies important regional policies and planning objectives to maintain the region's infrastructure and promote a sustainable future. As part of the long-range planning effort, DVRPC utilizes meaningful, reliable, and easy-to-replicate data to track the region's progress towards the goals of the long-range plan, and compiles the data in a Tracking Progress report. Regional indicator data are used to highlight successful programs and to identify which programs should be reviewed for effectiveness. Ultimately, Tracking Progress is meant to be used as a tool to align DVRPC's planning and implementation activities and to serve as a guide for the region's investment strategies.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Land Use, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 430
United Way Duluth
Type of Organization
Project LocationDuluth, MN
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
The Duluth Prosperity Index is a way of measuring the overall financial health of people in Duluth using a wide variety of measures. This tool was developed with the assistance of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The Prosperity Agenda team concentrated on five specific areas, which intrinsically complement each other and developed an index as a measurement tool to track progress: Income/Poverty - Housing - Workforce - Education - Business Climate
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United Way Duluth
Duluth, MN USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Housing, Poverty
Project ID: 572
Neighborhood Improvement Services
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationDurham, NC
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Other
The Durham Neighborhood Compass is a quantitative indicators project with qualitative values, integrating data from local government, the Census Bureau and other state and federal agencies. Measurements are identified through local strategic planning, resident input, research and best practices for neighborhood indicators. The project objective is to provide data that allows all local stakeholders to track quality of life and provision of services throughout Durham.
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City of Durham
Durham, NC United States
Issue Areas: Economy, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 218
The Planning Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationEastern Virginia, Northern Virginia and Maryland
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Project ID: 382
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Type of Organization
Project Location-
Geographic ScopeGlobal
[No Description Yet.]
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Governance, Poverty
Project ID: 553
City of Edmonton
Type of Organization
Project LocationEdmonton
Geographic Scope
The City's Vision and Strategic Plan provides a focus to the City's efforts to deliver the greatest value of services and infrastructure that are most important to Edmontonians while managing the opportunities and challenges of our ever changing city.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Land Use, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 396
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
Type of Organization
Project Location-
Geographic ScopeGlobal
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Governance, Land Use
Project ID: 516
Erie Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationErie, PA
Geographic ScopeCounty
Erie Vital Signs tracks indicators that reflect and measure the United State's well-being in eight topic areas: Brain Gain, Community & Civic Engagement, Cultural Vitality, Environment, Health, The Economy, Pre K-12 Education, and Regionalism. The goal of this project is to inform, inspire, and even provoke. This is achieved by presenting sound, unbiased information, with clarity and transparency, on the issues our community identifies as important to our quality of life. Individuals, groups, and organizations in all sectors can use the information to learn more about current community conditions, increase knowledge, to increase their knowledge, to inform decisions, to promote accountability, and to guide action to achieve short- and long-term progress. As future projects incorporate this information, and as project outcomes are designed around indicators and reported here, the results can be monitored and lessons can be learned. Erie Vital Signs is a collaboration of The Erie Community Foundation, The Nonprofit Partnership, United Way of Erie County, and Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership, and Erie Together. Members of these agencies comprise a Steering Committee that provides project oversight to help guide their community’s future for the next decade.
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Erie Community Foundation
Erie, Pennsylvania USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Volunteerism
Project ID: 221
Univ of West Florida Haas Center
Type of Organization
Project LocationEscambia County, FL
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 582
Knoxville-Knox County MPC
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationCentered on the Knoxville region in East Tennessee
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County
The ETindex is an assembly of economic and quality of life data for an eight county area in East Tennessee. This tool provides a means for citizens, non-profits, foundations and local governments to monitor major trends in the region and serves as a starting point for conversations about ways that our communities can be made stronger and more livable. At its launch, the site contains 78 indicators, featuring an analysis, a chart showing the trend over time, data tables and in some cases, interactive maps. Data are shown at regional, county and often city scales. Eight additional data indicators will be added in the coming weeks. All data were compiled from publicly available sources, including state and federal agencies as well as universities and others. The project was born out of the Plan East Tennessee process, with the ETindex designed to serve as a platform to monitor the long-term outcomes associated with PlanET’s goals. The site was also designed for other regional organizations to leverage the objective data the site contains by hyperlinking to interactive data dashboards and agency specific indicator report cards. These features help organizations requiring the similar data, but lacking either the resources or expertise collect, maintain and distribute it. More information and further announcements about the ETindex site will be coming soon. To learn more about the project contact Tim Kuhn, GIS Manager at the Knoxville-Knox Metropolitan Planning Commission at (865) 215-3806 or tim.kuhn@knoxmpc.org.
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Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Knoxville, TN United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 548
New Orleans Health Department
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationNew Orleans
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
New Orleans is a Let's Move! City, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity reduction initiative. The City of New Orleans Health Department is leading an effort designed to shape a shared vision for our own city as it addresses obesity, one of its major public health challenges. In 2018, New Orleans will celebrate its 300th anniversary by becoming a top ten fittest city in the United States. To achieve this goal, New Orleanians will all need to contribute. Businesses, schools, health care and government will need to commit to healthier food and physical activity choices where we all live, learn, work and play. And every New Orleanian will need to commit to being more nutritionally and physically fit. City worked in collaboration with over 100 stakeholders from a diverse set of organizations, public and private. Our partners range from Fortune 500 companies to neighborhood groups all devoted to addressing this critical, yet winnable public health challenge.
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Issue Areas: Health
Project ID: 455
Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationFlorida
Geographic ScopeState/Province
The Florida Scorecard, an initiative of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is intended to provide decision-makers with access to key measures and to help assess progress within the Six Pillar framework of Florida’s future. To learn more, visit www.thefloridascorecard.com and view metrics, discussion, and resources for an entire set of indicators within each of the Six Pillars.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Land Use, Poverty, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 223
Fond du Lac Public Library
Type of Organization
Project LocationFond du Lac County, WI
Geographic ScopeCounty
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Project ID: 490
Forsyth Futures
Type of Organization
Project LocationForsyth County, North Carolina
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province, Other
Established in 2006, Forsyth Futures is a non-profit collaborative of residents, organizations and institutions working together to address critical community issues. The mission of Forsyth Futures is to put community knowledge to work by being an objective catalyst, connecting people and serving as a convener. Community knowledge is obtained by tracking issue indicators to identify community conditions, trends, and needs in six areas: (1) economic self-sufficiency/development, (2) community engagement, (3) educational success, (4) mental and physical health, (5) safety and (6) environmental stewardship. Forsyth Futures uses other community information tools such as Initiascape© software, a program which documents the landscape of the community’s initiatives around an issue. This tool also demonstrates the links between individuals, organizations or groups working on an issue. Forsyth Futures then provides and/or applies this knowledge by leading or supporting initiatives that strategically address community issues. Forsyth Futures seeks to enhance the ability to expand community knowledge by coordinating and providing a platform for supporting all residents, organizations, and agencies that reside within Forsyth County.
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Forsyth Futures
Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 224
Franklin Community Health Network
Type of Organization
Project LocationFranklin County, ME
Geographic ScopeCounty
Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County (HCC) is the public health affiliate of Franklin Community Health Network, working to improve the health and well-being of our families, neighbors, and the communities where we live and work. Projects include the Health Index Initiative and community health needs assessments.
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Project ID: 575
Fresno Business Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationFresno County, California
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province, National
The Fresno Community Scorecard is presented by the Fresno Business Council and ValleyPBS, a partnership formed to raise awareness about important leading indicators for building a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. The indicators were chosen and aggregated by a group of cross-sector community stakeholders. With greater knowledge and understanding, the Fresno Community Scorecard can: •Focus community attention •Empower informed decision-making •Measure progress •Inspire community action
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Eastern Washington University: IPPEA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 225
Georgia Dept of Community Affairs
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Georgia
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 338
GESIS Ð Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Type of Organization
Project Location
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 387
New Jersey Interagency Sustainability Working Group
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew Jersey
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Governance, Land Use, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 227
Grand Rapids Community College
Type of Organization
Project LocationMI
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 437
Institute of Public Policy and Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationEast Central Washington State
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province, National
This site aims to create more vibrant communities in Grant County in east central Washington State, by providing easy access to current data to anyone at any time. The trends should promote more informed decision-making by individuals and organizations. Data are offered as neutral information, and are provided so citizens may learn more about the community in which they live. Indicators were chosen by seven focus groups consisting of a broad range of community members from local government agencies, non-profits, and businesses. Over time, the trends chosen may change, as the preferences of the residents of Grant County change. The development and initial maintenance of the Grant County Trends website has been funded by a federal appropriation from Congress. Many trends are bench-marked to Washington State.
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Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis Eastern Washington University
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 228
Great Valley Center
Type of Organization
Project LocationCA
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 406
Center for Governmental Research
Type of Organization
Project LocationAlbany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties
Geographic ScopeSub-State Region
The Greater Capital Region Community Profile is hosted on an interactive website featuring data, charts and analysis on more than 70 indicators measuring the health and vitality of the Greater Capital Region surrounding Albany, NY. Funded by the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the Community Indicators project tracks strengths and challenges in the area's economy, educational system, social supports and more. The project aims to provide the community with a baseline of information from which to strategize, plan and work cooperatively to improve lives. A regional overview highlights the key trends within the broad topics of basic needs, family supports, financial stability and literacy, areas which mirror the United Way's funding priorities. All research and data analysis was performed by the Center for Governmental Research.
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Center for Governmental Research
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety
Project ID: 339
Partnership for Children
Type of Organization
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Project ID: 573
Community Foundation of Louisville
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationLouisville, KY
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan
For more than a decade, the Greater Louisville Project has provided research and data to catalyze civic action. By highlighting challenges in the three Deep Drivers of Change, Education, 21st Century Jobs and Quality of Place, the GLP engages the community in a shared agenda for long-term progress.
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The Boone Group
louisville, KY United States
Issue Areas: Education, Employment, Health, Other
Project ID: 229
Foundation of Greater Montreal
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Montreal, Quebec,
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 230
Data Haven
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater New Haven, CT
Geographic Scope
The Greater New Haven Community Index 2016 is a complete update of DataHaven's popular 2013 report. The 2016 report is approximately 80 pages in length and contains over 50 infographics and tables related to well-being in the Greater New Haven area.
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Project ID: 496
Metro and Portland State University
Type of OrganizationOther
Project LocationPortland, OR
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, County, Watershed, Metropolitan, Ecoregion, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, Multi-State Region
Greater Portland Pulse (GPP) is a growing partnership that uses both data and dialogue to encourage coordinated action for better results across the region. Greater Portland Pulse data shows where the region is successful and where it's lagging behind in economy, education, health, safety, the arts, civic engagement, environment, housing and transportation; as well as where there's progress and where there's work to be done. The indicators often reflect who's being left behind and how communities, and the region, are impacted as a result. Beyond measurement, indicators provide a road map for public and private action. GPP provides a way to track progress toward a vision of desired outcomes shared by many partners, stakeholders, and citizens. Short term, GPP offers an immediate ability to improve decision-making, stakeholder/partner alignment, and citizen engagement. Long term, through improved decision-making, alignment, and individual choices, GPP can keep the region on track in achieving desired outcomes for equitable, prosperous, and sustainable communities.
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Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Portland State University
Portland, Oregon U.S.A.
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 233
Greater St. John Community Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater St. John Region, New Brunswick, Canada
Geographic ScopeSub-State Region
Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Community Foundations across the country to measure the vitality of communities across Canada. Vital Signs gathers and publishes data on significant social and economic trends and assigns grades in areas critical to quality of life. The Vital Signs Committee for the Greater Saint John Community Foundation produced Vital Signs indicators reports annual from 2007 through 2011. In the 2012/13 fiscal year a decision was made to conduct primary research focused on youth.
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Project ID: 497
Community Foundations of Canada
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationSudbury, Ontario
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Vital Signs is a national program of Community Foundations of Canada. Participating community foundations (http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/local-reports-e.html) report on the state of their local communities through an annual check up using relevant community indicators in ten or more issue areas. In addition to raising awareness, VS stimulates and encourages dialogue among local people, educators and students, organizations, and policy makers about life in Greater Sudbury, issues and trends developing in the community, and local social, economic, environmental achievements and needs. It provides a constructive, useful tool for business, government, the charitable sector, and the community at large to assess and direct their strategic initiatives. As well, VS provides SCF with community information that informs its grant making and donor services.
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Sudbury Community Foundation
Sudbury, Ontario Canada
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Other, Poverty, Public Safety
Project ID: 234
City of Greensboro
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreensboro Region, NC
Geographic Scope
The GreensbOrometer is the City's community indicator project. The GreensbOrometer can help residents, City Council, and staff by:

Assessing the magnitude or pace of community features or processes
Comparing Greensboro to other communities or other regions
Identifying problems or issues facing Greensboro or its neighborhoods
Developing policies that address known problems or issues
Setting goals and tracking performance in implementing adopted plans.
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Project ID: 355
Greenville Forward
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationGreenville County, SC
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, State/Province, Cross-National Region
Greenville Indicators is a project supporting Greenville's Vision 2025, a community vision for the next generation. The Indicators support the work of partner agencies to provide all data about Greenville.
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Greenville Forward
Greenville, SC USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Happiness, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 585
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationSarasota, Bradenton, Charlotte, DeSoto Counties, Florida
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Multi-County, National
At Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we believe the measure of a community is the credence it puts in just that: measurement of the community. This website aggregates and monitors indicators that tell the story of Florida’s Gulf Coast region—specifically Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. By analyzing and then planning action from a common set of data, we can work together to measure our progress and transform our region for the better.
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Gulf Coast Community Foundation
venice, FL United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 236
Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Hawaii
Geographic Scope
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Issue Areas: Population
Project ID: 550
Community Benefit Partnership
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationSan Francisco
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County
Community Vital Signs is designed to provide a clear and dynamic path forward in promoting the health priorities of San Francisco. The Community Benefit Partnership has taken steps to: Establish ten priority health goals Identify over 30 data indicators to help assess health status Build an agenda for community health improvement
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 597
HealtheConnections
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationCentral New York
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, Other
The HealtheConnections Population Health Improvement team and partners in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties worked together to develop the HealtheCNY.org website ("HealtheCNY"). Our goal was to create a central location for health-related data, activities, resources, and best practices to address health issues.
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HealtheConnections
Syracuse, NY United States
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Governance, Health, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 237
San Joaquin County Community Health Assessment Collaborative
Type of Organization
Project LocationSan Joaquin County, CA
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 312
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Merck Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationAtlanta, GA
Geographic ScopeState/Province, Cross-State Region, National
The Healthy Aging Data Portal provides easy access to CDC data on a range of key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults at the national and state levels. These indicators provide a snapshot of currently available surveillance information, and can be useful for prioritization and evaluation of public health interventions.
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Issue Areas: Health
Project ID: 238
Healthy People 2010
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
Healthy People 2010 presents 467 objectives to improve the health of Americans by the year 2010. Because these objectives are national, not solely Federal, the achievement of these objectives is dependent in part on the ability of health agencies at all levels of the government and of non-governmental organizations to assess objective progress. Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of objectives to improve the health of all Americans. Information on the current initiative is available in this database.
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Project ID: 361
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
Healthy People 2020 provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with more than 1,200 objectives. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, have been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them.
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Issue Areas: Health
Project ID: 239
Summit County Combined Health District
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Ohio
Geographic Scope
http://www.healthysummit.org/
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Project ID: 241
Hennepin County
Type of Organization
Project LocationHennepin County, MN
Geographic Scope
Hennepin County government aligned the 2002 Community Indicators Report to its mission, vision and overarching goals as part of an ongoing effort to increase performance accountability and tie day-to-day activities to the achievement of its desired results for residents.1 The 2002 report provides administrators, elected officials and residents with information for measuring progress and identifying areas for improvement. It is designed to foster a dialogue among businesses, non-profit organizations, faith-based communities and other metropolitan units of government to address shared issues influencing the quality of life in the region. By associating community indicators to overarching goals, the county is better able to track significant quality-of-life changes. The 2002 report presents a snapshot of community well being and establishes baseline data for tracking performance. Future community indicators reports will set targets to improve well-being over time and link county performance to achieving these targets.
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Project ID: 405
Center for Governmental Research
Type of Organization
Project LocationHerkimer and Oneida Counties
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
The Herkimer and Oneida Counties Community Indicators website includes 80 indicators in 10 topic areas, ranging from arts to education to health to public safety. For this Central NY region, the website provides an opportunity for local nonprofits, municipalities and businesses to use fact-based information to establish shared goals for increasing their community's economic viability, well-being and sustainability. The project was sponsored by the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida counties, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, and Mohawk Valley EDGE, which together compose the Leadership Alliance for a Vital Community. The Center for Governmental Research performed all research and data analysis for the project.
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Center for Governmental Research
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 242
University of South Florida, Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Type of Organization
Project LocationHillsborough County, FL
Geographic Scope
The Community Atlas provides citizens, professionals, and students with comprehensive and accessible data — a resource designed to visualize and compare current and historical information through interactive mapping for local communities and neighborhoods. Typically, people who live and work in different communities around the county have found it difficult to gather the information they need from the myriad of agencies that collect the related data and provide particular services. Often when data and information are provided about communities it is limited to particular subjects. To solve this problem, we conceived of the Atlas as a "one stop information shop" to find the variety of information (social, physical and environmental) that relates to a community.
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Project ID: 570
Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationHouston
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Municipality
The Houston Sustainability Indicators (HSI) project is a long-range effort sponsored by the Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University to assist with the measurement and characterization of sustainability in Houston. This work is done through an Indicator Set. Metrics for the chosen indicators were defined and are measured based on literature review; expert and advisory consultation; and data availability. HSI is the only comprehensive sustainability indicators project in Houston and the only one which collects, analyzes and displays data at the municipality and neighborhood level. Updates are done annually.
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Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 402
Human Services Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationNorwalk, CT
Geographic ScopeCounty
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Housing, Health, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 268
Community Action Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Idaho
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
[No Description Yet]
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Indicators Northeast
Issue Areas: Employment, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 498
Pelican Island Audubon Society
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationIndian River County, Florida
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Pelican Island Audubon Society initiated this project in 2007 to encourage the county commissioners and the community leaders to think about how they would attain a sustainable quality of life. They have claimed they want to be sustainable but never progressed past a county compreheneive plan done many years ago. Pelican Island Audubon Society leaders took the initiative, formed an advisory group, conducted focus groups and workshops in many parts of the county, and gathered ideas for indicator categories and sources for data bases. We are now about to open up a web site, invite community responses to a short survey, and develop a much more detailed county wide survey to determine a useful list of indicators. We are exploring ways to link to the many data bases -- economic, social and environmental -- we know to exist in county, regional and state agencies and in the hands of other NGOs. We are also looking to the local schools and colleges for help in gathering and examining available data bases for their value to this project.
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Pelican Island Audubon Society
Vero Beach , Florida USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 326
University of Idaho Extension
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationIdaho
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province, Other
The Indicators Idaho website reports 11 indicators for American Indians living on reservations. These 11 indicators are based on data from the Census of Population and Housing, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census every ten years. They pertain only to American Indians on the 5 reservations and trust lands in Idaho for which the U.S. Census Bureau reported data from the Census of Population and Housing and the American Community Survey (ACS). By reporting the information, we do not imply judgement about what does or does not constitute a reservation or trust land. These same 11 indicators are also available for the total population living on these reservations.
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Project ID: 451
University of Idaho
Type of Organization
Project LocationIdaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-State Region
Indicators Northwest provides the most up-to-date social and economic data for states, counties, Native American reservations, and tribes for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The user-friendly website is designed for people who don’t have the time or experience to search multiple data sources. The University of Idaho updates Indicators Northwest regularly with new data from a wide variety of federal and state agencies. Users can get a quick summary of major trends, print a profile of characteristics for their county, view graphs, and download data. Indicators include unemployment and wage rates, population by age, poverty rates and health insurance coverage, among others.
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University of Idaho
Moscow, ID USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 362
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
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Project ID: 514
Marion County Public Health Department and IUPUI
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationIndianapolis, IL, USA
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National
Indy Indicators is all about measuring and engaging people in the quality of life in Central Indiana. It uses the nickname of the region's largest city, but it spans the region from Terre Haute to Richmond and from Bloomington to Lafayette to Muncie. It focuses on KEY indicators – those indicators that are deemed by many experts to be the ones that make the difference in a community's quality of life. It provides key maps that provide a geographic context to the indicators, all the way down to neighborhoods and tract levels. The Marion County Public Health Department has taken the lead in this endeavor (and has shown its strong commitment by sponsoring what is really a second go at such a website and program of civic engagement). To get this site redesigned and civic engagement firmly implemented, they have chosen to work with three nationally-recognized, award winning research centers at IUPUI which are fully committed to this work. They learned through their first iteration of such a site that it was critical to keep it simple, keep it fresh, make the measures meaningful, and make visualization of the data the focal point; combining it with comparisons to places anywhere in the state, the Midwest, or the country. Context is needed to make sense of the data. They also learned that once you give folks some data, they usually want more – so they’ve built a component called Data Central, where that desire for more data (and graphs and maps) can be quenched.
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Indiana University, Indiana Business Research Center
Indianapolis, IN USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 577
City of Issaquah
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationIssaquah
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality
Sustainability is defined by Issaquah's Comprehensive Plan as "…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by considering current and potential economic, environmental and social issues." Issaquah places a high priority on results, so it measures how it is doing in achieving sustainability goals. It is one of the few cities in the Pacific Northwest to do so.
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City of Issaquah
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Housing, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 630
Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
Type of Organization
Project LocationJacksonville/Duval County, FL
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, Cross-State Region
This project has evolved into Citizen Engagement PACT of Jacksonville.

JCCI published their Quality of Life Progress Report for 30 years. This indicator project looked at indicators across 10 target areas in Jacksonville, Florida and used a community-driven process to present an annual call-to-action to Jacksonville's residents, organizations, businesses, and elected officials.

JCCI also provided consulting services to municipalities and organizations working with community indicators, helping them garner meaningful public input, relevant research and effective implementation of their projects. According to the Citizen Engagement Pact, JCCI was the world's first community indicators project. JCCI was one of the founding members of the Community Indicators Consortium.

Transition coverage from local outlets:
Lead Letter: JCCI is working to meet the challenges ahead (April 2016)
Community council faces crisis that could shutter doors (April 2016)
JCCI transition could lead to collaborative group to study Jacksonville issues, promote civic engagement (February 2017)
JCCI evolving into Citizen Engagement Pact (February 2017)

JCCI Facebook page

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Project ID: 256
Mid-America Regional Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationKansas City Region, MO and KS
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan, Multi-County, Cross-State Region
Metro Outlook focuses on the economic competitiveness of the Kansas City Region. It relies on information from earlier reports to create a set of measurable goals that would foster regions that could compete in the global marketplace. The report creates a model to show what qualities of a metropolitan area most attract, and retain, talented and economically competitive citizens. The types of indicator areas focused on in the report are more unconventional and narrow than other projects: Inherent Attractiveness of Place, Social Cohesion, Strategic Decision Making Capacity, Institutional Performance, Human Capacity, Economic Competitiveness, and Efficient Use of Resources.
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Mid-America Regional Council
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Housing, Other, Social
Project ID: 583
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationKewaunee County, Wisconsin
Geographic ScopeCounty
Using the Community Capitals Framework (loosely), this report compares and contrasts Quality of Life Indicators for Kewaunee County, Wisconsin and its neighbors and region. The report illustrates how a broader set of indicators can be used to assess the assets of a place. A broader set of indicators challenges the narrower concept of a place being desirable to live, work, do business, or play based on limited metrics such as unemployment rates alone.
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University of Wisconsin-Extension
MADISON, WISCONSIN United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social
Project ID: 560
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationCalifornia
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National, Other
Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, is a public service that promotes the health and well being of children by making trustworthy data easily accessible to policymakers, service providers, educators, and others who influence kids’ lives. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California. The site allows users to track issues over time and make comparisons within and among regions. The 400+ indicators are compiled from more than 35 well-established public sources. The site’s user-friendly displays make it easy to use the data in reports, presentations, grant proposals, program and policy decisions, advocacy work, and other efforts. Kidsdata.org also summarizes the significance of each topic, offers policy implications, and assembles links to key websites and research.
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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Palo Alto, California United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 552
King County Council
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationSeattle / King County
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County
King County serves all residents by promoting fairness and opportunity and eliminating inequities. The Inter-Branch Team, with representation from all branches, departments, agencies and offices of county government, facilitates accountability and collaboration in order to advance the "fair and just" principle within the county. For the past several years, ESJ has helped to shape and change policy, outreach, communications and planning in King County government.
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Issue Areas: Equity
Project ID: 513
Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationKootenai County, Idaho (North Idaho)
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, State/Province, National
This site aims to create more vibrant communities in Kootenai County in northern Idaho, by providing easy access to current data to anyone at any time. The indicators should promote more informed decision-making by individuals and organizations. Data are offered as neutral information, and are provided so citizens may learn more about the community in which they live. Indicators were chosen by seven focus groups consisting of a broad range of community members from local government agencies, non-profits, and businesses. Over time, the indicators chosen may change, as the preferences of the residents of Kootenai County change. The development and initial maintenance of the Kootenai County Trends website has been funded by a federal appropriation from Congress. Many trends are bench-marked to Idaho or nearby Spokane County.
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Eastern Washington University
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 249
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development
Type of Organization
Project LocationLackawanna & Luzerne County, PA
Geographic Scope
.The Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Indicators Report tracks data and trends that are critical to the region’s future. The project measures the region’s progress over time on key economic, education, public safety, health and human services, environment, and infrastructure measures portraying the quality of life in our region. The Indicators have been produced annually by The Institute since 2006. The report brings together in a single document a wealth of social, environment, and economic data that contributes to building civic agendas by providing a common information base for policy makers, non-profit leaders, and civic entrepreneurs. This thought provoking document sets a solid baseline as to where the region has been, where we are, and where we are going. The most important outcome should be the resulting dialogue that stimulates specific action in moving this region forward, in a thoughtful way and drives future priorities to improve conditions needing special attention.
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Project ID: 250
Lincoln Community Service Initiative
Type of Organization
Project LocationLancaster County, PA
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Project ID: 569
Lehigh Valley Research Consortium
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationEast central PA
Geographic ScopeSub-State Region
The Lehigh Valley Research Consortium (LVRC) combines the expertise of researchers from institutions of higher education and community partners in the Lehigh Valley to examine various issues (e.g., political, economic, social, health and environmental) and solutions in a regional context. Through its efforts, the LVRC functions as a community-based information resource for Lehigh Valley governments, non-profits, and citizens concerned with the overall quality of life in the region. This level of collaborative spirit makes the LVRC unique among consortia. Faculty, working across disciplines and campuses, create community-focused reports to help inform policy decisions. This research provides the opportunity to engage students in applied research projects both inside and outside of the classroom. Recognizing the growing regional identity of the Lehigh Valley and the interdependence of people, organizations and markets, the LVRC serves as a resource to improve the lives of residents of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Because many problems and issues appear local but affect the wider region, LVRC activities examine political, economic, social, health, and environmental issues and solutions in a regional context. The cross-institutional collaboration of the LVRC also provides an opportunity to enhance the quality of college classroom teaching by providing access to better data, more resources in the form of improved student research assistantships, faculty awards for local research projects, and by bringing together faculty members with similar areas of specialty to focus on regional topics.
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Lehigh Valley Research Consortium
Bethlehem, PA US
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 252
Long Island Index
Type of Organization
Project LocationLong Island, NY
Geographic ScopeMulti-County, Cross-State Region
The Long Island Index project publishes annual reports on the Long Island region. Their website presents easy to find and very specific data, graphs, key findings, interactive maps, and information on how Long Island indicators compare to those in similar regions. While policy change and informing citizens are the potential goals of the reports, the Long Island Index tries to stay neutral, and does not advocate for specific policies.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Governance, Health, Population
Project ID: 418
Agenda for Children
Type of Organization
Project LocationLouisiana
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
Louisiana KIDS COUNT is part of a national network of KIDS COUNT projects funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to monitor the well-being of children at the local and state levels. Agenda for Children produces the Kids Count Data Book on Louisiana's Children, as well as special reports containing parish-by-parish data on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. This information is available in hard copy, as well as on-line at http://datacenter.kidscount.org/la.
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Agenda for Children
New Orleans, LA USA
Issue Areas: Education, Health, Other, Population
Project ID: 357
Maine Children's Alliance
Type of Organization
Project LocationMaine
Geographic ScopeState/Province
Maine KIDS COUNT, a project of the Maine Children's Alliance, is part of the national KIDS COUNT network, a state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children across the United States. The major goal of the Maine KIDS COUNT project is to provide policymakers and citizens with meaningful, reliable, timely data regarding the well-being of children in Maine. The principal activity of the Maine KIDS COUNT Project is the publication of the annual Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, now in its sixteenth edition. The Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book reports a wide variety of indicators of children's health and well-being including physical and mental health, education and learning, and the social and economic contexts of children's lives. The Maine KIDS COUNT Project seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all of Maine's children.
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Maine Children's Alliance
Augusta, ME USA
Issue Areas: Education, Employment, Health, Other, Population, Social
Project ID: 253
Maine Development Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Maine
Geographic Scope
The Maine Economic Growth Council’s Measures of Growth report tracks Maine’s performance on 25 indicators that collectively provide a comprehensive overview of our economy and our progress toward the Council’s vision of a high quality of life for all Maine people. The Maine Economic Growth Council’s vision is a high quality of life for all Maine people. The Council believes this vision can be achieved through a vibrant and sustainable economy, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. In practice, we need to grow our economy in a way that honors and builds upon what is special and unique about our state. The indicators in this report, and other potential indicators, are carefully reviewed for their relevance and importance in achieving our vision. The Council was established by statute to develop, maintain, and evaluate a long-term economic plan for the State, including the development and recommendation of goals, benchmarks, and alternative strategies for a sustainable Maine economy. The Measures of Growth report is intended to serve as a guide to policymakers at all levels, helping them to focus their efforts and understand the connections between and among the major issues affecting the economy and the well-being of Maine people.
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Issue Areas: Population
Project ID: 600
Economic and Business Research Center, Eller College, University of Arizona
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationTucson, Arizona
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
The MAP Dashboard project was created to measurably improve Southern Arizona through data driven collective civic action and education. This website provides users with indicators on our region’s progress, as well as access to the latest information and research. MAP fills a gap by providing a common collection of information upon which to evaluate our community and collaborate to address our shared issues. For most indicators, the site contains data for Southern Arizona, Arizona, the U.S., all Arizona counties, as well as data for comparable metropolitan areas and states in the West. Additionally, data for the 25 largest cities in Southern Arizona will be available for select indicators.
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MAP Dashboard
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 254
Maricopa County
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationMaricopa County, AZ, USA
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Maricopa County Annual Report of Community Indicators is intended to provide citizens and stakeholders with information and an analysis of key community indicators and County government activities that reflect current conditions in seven priority areas identified in the County Board of Supervisors’ 2005-2010 Strategic Plan.
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Project ID: 421
College of Central Florida
Type of Organization
Project LocationMarion County, Florida
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 528
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Geographic Scope
Massachusetts KIDS COUNT is a project of MassBudget, the Commonwealth’s leading organization analyzing the state budget, taxes, economic development and related policies with an emphasis on their impact on lower income people. Massachusetts KIDS COUNT uses data and analysis to further public understanding of child well-being in the Commonwealth, and to give people the tools to pursue policies that can help kids thrive. KIDS COUNT improves awareness of how Massachusetts fares on child poverty, educational attainment, children’s health insurance rates, and other measures of whether kids have the support they need to build bright futures, with particular emphasis on children from vulnerable circumstances. The initiative’s resources – including the KIDS COUNT Data Center, reports and fact sheets, and online Children’s Budget – provide issue advocates, parents, providers, policymakers, the media and the public with critical information to identify and pursue policy priorities for children. Massachusetts KIDS COUNT also helps shape the public debate and advance children’s priorities by bringing people together across issue silos, with help from leaders on its Advisory Council.
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Mass. Budget and Policy Center
Boston, Massachusetts U.S.
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Health, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 404
University of Alaska at Anchorage
Type of Organization
Project LocationMat-Su, AK
Geographic ScopeCounty, Ecoregion
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Issue Areas: Employment, Environment, Housing, Population, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 539
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Type of OrganizationGovernment - National
Project LocationAustralia
Geographic ScopeNational
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) developed Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) to explore how the inter-relating aspects of economy, society and environment impact on our progress as a nation. Responding to the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?' Map Australia's Progress provides a digestible selection of statistical evidence that enables Australians to form their own view of how our country is fairing.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
Belconnen, ACT Australia
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 377
Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Type of Organization
Project LocationMaine
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Economy, Employment, Governance
Project ID: 398
Government of Alberta
Type of Organization
Project LocationAlberta
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Economy, Governance, Housing, Social
Project ID: 255
Community Foundation of Medicine Hat
Type of Organization
Project LocationMedicine Hat, Canada
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Project ID: 610
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationHartford, Connecticut
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
Developed by a group of key regional stakeholders, Metro Hartford Progress Points is a periodic 'check-up' to build greater understanding about issues facing the Greater Hartford community. The three editions of Progress Points take a deeper look at key issues impacting our communities and how they are connected. The reports ask how we can build on our strengths and fully utilize the assets that the region has to provide access to opportunity for all.
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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hartford, CT United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Governance, Housing, Infrastructure, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 456
Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Type of Organization
Project LocationTemple University, PA
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, Metropolitan, Other
The Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP) seeks to promote regional thinking on community issues, to improve the empirical basis for policy decisions, to stimulate research on the quality of life within the region, to publish regular reports on regional policy issues, and to provide tools and data for individuals and groups to conduct their own research on regional questions. MPIP continuously collects and offers more than 350 social, economic, and environmental indicators. While the basic unit of analysis is the 353 municipalities in Philadelphia’s two state metropolitan region, MPIP also provides data on elementary and secondary school districts, zip codes, census tracts, and state house and senate districts. To be eligible for inclusion in the MPIP database, an indicator must be available and comparable for the entire region and credible and reliable over time. All of MPIP’s data are freely available and can be mapped using MetroPhilaMapper, MPIP’s powerful browser-based mapping application. MPIP has received major support from the William Penn Foundation.
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Temple University
Philadelphia, PA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 460
The Children's Trust
Type of Organization
Project LocationMiami-Dade County
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, County
The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue created by voter referendum in 2002 to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future. The Trust’s community indicators work revolves around four results that the community seeks for all its children: (1) children are healthy physically and emotionally; (2) children are supported by safe, nurturing families and communities; (3) children are ready to succeed when entering school; and (4) children are succeeding in school and society. Child health and well-being trends and comparisons are available via several formats: KidStats and Maps is an interactive mapping website with 90 indicators, Miami-Dade Community Indicators of Child Well-Being is a 2008 publication highlighting selected indicators; and Results-based Strategic Plan for Investments, 2011-2015 is a 2010 document identifying and trending the headline community indicators used to measure progress toward achieving The Trust’s four results. Using a results-based accountability framework, The Trust ensures its funded programs and services are aligned and contribute to results at the community level.
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The Children's Trust
MIami, FL USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Health, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 449
Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO)
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationMid-Hudson Region, New York State
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
The Regional Well-Being Project is focused on measuring and reporting on Mid-Hudson Valley communities' social, economic, and environmental character that are broadly accepted and allow the tracking of change over time. The research team includes members of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) staff, SUNY New Paltz faculty and students, and community leaders. Community leaders were recruited from among business persons, professional practitioners, environmentalists, economic developers, local governmental officials and educators. In a series of focused meetings, the research team has considered existing related work and articulated community values. As part of this research they are also working with faculty in the development of related teaching materials for use in courses and guiding students in project-related work. The first report on measuring Regional Well-Being, which includes a Regional Well-Being Index, was released in June 2010 and was distributed to local government decision makers. Regularly appearing follow-up reports will be central to the continuing work of CRREO. Through these efforts they seek to inform decision making in the region, focus its efforts, identify opportunities, highlight successes and bring attention where improvement is needed.
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CRREO
New Paltz , NY USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 409
Wilder Research
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationMinnesota
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National
Minnesota Compass measures progress and inspires action to keep quality of life high in regions and communities throughout our state. It tracks trends and provides analysis, community commentary and strategies for tackling an issue. The initiative measures indicators across a variety of domains, including aging, civic engagement, early childhood, economy and workforce, education, environment, health, housing, immigration, public safety, and transportation. It also provides an extensive demographic information and highlights the issue of disparities, identified as a major threat to the well-being of our state. In addition, Compass tracks long-range trends and provides analysis, community commentary and strategies for tackling an issue. Compass is funded and governed by a consortium of foundations across the state and is led by Wilder Research, a division of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul.
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Wilder Research
St Paul, MN USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 525
Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationSaint Paul, MN
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. KIDS COUNT exists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As the Minnesota KIDS COUNT grantee, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota releases periodic reports and an annual data book regarding the well-being of children and families in Minnesota.
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Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Health, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety
Project ID: 352
Department of Employment and Economic Development, MN
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Project ID: 353
Department of Administration, MN
Type of Organization
Project LocationMN
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Issue Areas: Economy, Environment, Governance, Population, Social
Project ID: 259
Missoula County
Type of Organization
Project LocationMissoula, MT
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Project ID: 260
Community Action Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Montana
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
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Indicators Northest
Issue Areas: Employment, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 535
Montana KIDS COUNT
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationMissoula, Montana
Geographic ScopeCounty, Sub-State Region, State/Province
Montana KIDS COUNT maintains a database of indicators pertaining to early childhood, by contracted agreement with the state's Early Childhood Services Bureau. The indicators are carefully vetted for quality and value, and are--for informational purposes--paired with extensive data profiles that constitute variables of less reliability and value.
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Montana KIDS COUNT
Missoula, MT United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Health, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 536
Montana KIDS COUNT
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationMontana KIDS COUNT
Geographic ScopeState/Province
Database of indicators pertaining to substance abuse and mental health issues in Montana, with emphasis on consumption and consequences. Maintained by contracted agreement with the Montana Addictive & Mental Disorders Division of the Department of Public Health & Human Services. The objective is to track the outcomes of preventive efforts in the state.
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Montana KIDS COUNT
Missoula, MT United States
Issue Areas: Other
Project ID: 261
Montcalm County
Type of Organization
Project LocationMontcalm County, MI
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Project ID: 366
National Center for Education Statistics
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
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Issue Areas: Education
Project ID: 365
Prevent Child Abuse America
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
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Issue Areas: Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 415
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationUnited States
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
"KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. At the national level, the principal activities of the initiative are the publication of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and the maintenance of the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which use the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children. The foundation also funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects that provide a more detailed, community-by-community picture of the condition of children. You can access data at: http://datacenter.kidscount.org
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 519
The Center for Community Solutions
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationNortheast Ohio (16 county region)
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province, National
The Northeast Ohio Regional Impact and Outcomes (NEORIO) initiative seeks to improve the quality of life for Northeast Ohio communities and residents as indicated by positive movements in specific measures of health, social, and economic conditions
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Center for Community Solutions
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Health, Housing, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 527
Nevada KIDS COUNT, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
The Nevada KIDS COUNT project is funded by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) to the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The AECF KIDS COUNT initiative is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in America and to increase public awareness of the situation.
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Nevada KIDS COUNT, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 376
The national organization is The Annie E. Casey Foundation; however, in New Hampshire, it is the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire.
Type of Organization
Project LocationConcord, NH
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, State/Province
NH HUNGER SOLUTIONS, formerly NH Kids Count, is a statewide policy and research organization focused on raising awareness and finding long-term solutions to end food insecurity and hunger, particularly among children.
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Children's Alliance of NH
Concord, NH USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population
Project ID: 386
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire's Forests
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew Hampshire
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Environment, Governance, Land Use, Population
Project ID: 532
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationNewark, New Jersey
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province
New Jersey KIDS COUNT, a project of Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), is part of the national KIDS COUNT network, a state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children at the local, state and national levels. The project’s major goal is to provide policymakers, advocates and the public with meaningful, reliable and timely data about the well-being of New Jersey children. New Jersey KIDS COUNT reports on a wide variety of indicators such as demographics, economic well-being, health, early care and education, child protection, juvenile justice and teens and young adults, among others. New Jersey Kids Count data are available in an interactive, online format through the KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER at www.datacenter.kidscount.org. There, you can access data for multiple years, create charts, graphs and maps and compare New Jersey to other states. In addition, ACNJ produces various Kids Count publications that include data on the state, county and city levels. These reports are available in hard copies, as well as on-line at www.acnj.org.
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Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 422
Nonprofit Knowledge Works
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew Orleans, LA
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
[No Description Yet]
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Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Housing, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 231
Nonprofit Knowledge Works
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater New Orleans, LA
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan, Multi-County
The Greater New Orleans Index is specifically meant to track the recovery of New Orleans and its surrounding Metro Area, after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. It examines areas such as population recovery, infrastructure repairs (or lack thereof), and housing. The long term goal of the index is to galvanize citizens and politicians to commit to innovation and sustainability, moving past recovery and into a hopeful and dramatically improved future.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Governance, Housing, Land Use, Population, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 370
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew York
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Education, Health, Social
Project ID: 264
New Yorkers for Parks
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew York City
Geographic Scope
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Project ID: 220
Ministry for the Environment
Type of Organization
Project LocationNew Zealand
Geographic ScopeNational
The historical environmental reporting page has national environmental reports from 1997 and 2007 and supporting indicators produced before 2014. National environmental reporting included the periodic release of updates on 22 indicators.
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Issue Areas: Environment
Project ID: 576
North Dakota State University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationNorth Dakota
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province
North Dakota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its eight regions, 53 counties, four Native American reservations, and larger cities. North Dakota Compass tracks long-range trends and provides analysis in topic areas, including aging, children and youth, civic engagement, early childhood, economy and workforce, education, environment, health, and housing. It also provides extensive demographic information and highlights the issue of disparities in North Dakota. North Dakota Compass gives everyone in North Dakota – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals – a common foundation to identify, understand, and act on community issues that affect their communities.
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North Dakota Compass
Fargo, ND USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 401
North Dakota State University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationNorth Dakota
Geographic ScopeCounty, Sub-State Region
North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. North Dakota KIDS COUNT is included in the National KIDS COUNT network of states. Each year, the national KIDS COUNT program publishes an assessment of children's well-being in the United States. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at 16 measures of child well-being to make comparisons across states and over time. North Dakota KIDS COUNT tracks child well-being data to provide a quick comparison of nearly 100 state and county indicators.
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North Dakota KIDS COUNT
Fargo, ND USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Equity, Health, Other, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 372
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationNortheast Washington State
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
The goal of this site is to create more vibrant communities in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties of northeastern Washington, by providing easy access to current data to anyone at any time. The trends should promote more informed decision-making by individuals and organizations. Indicators were chosen by seven focus groups consisting of a broad range of community members from local government agencies, non-profits, and businesses. Over time, the trends chosen may change, as the preferences of the residents of the three counties change. The development and initial maintenance of the Northeast Washington Trends website has been funded by a federal appropriation from Congress. Because this is a multi-county site, every effort has been made to portray each county separately as well as in a group. Wherever possible, the trends are graphed as an aggregate for the three counties combined, as a set showing the trends for all three on one graph, and each county separately.
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The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 388
Northern Forest Center
Type of Organization
Project LocationNorthern Forest
Geographic ScopeCross-State Region
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Environment
Project ID: 266
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Type of Organization
Project LocationNorthhampton, MA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet]
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Project ID: 267
University of Arkansas
Type of Organization
Project LocationNorthwest Arkansas
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet]
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Project ID: 271
United Way of Central Oklahoma
Type of Organization
Project LocationOklahoma County, OK
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
The United Way of Central Oklahoma has annually published a report on the overall well-being of citizens in central Oklahoma. With the last addition, the Vital Signs report was split into five “issue-focused” editions that relate to the “focus areas” of the United Way: Successful Kids, Strong Families, Independent Living, Healthy Citizens, and Community Preparedness.
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United Way of Central Oklahoma
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Education, Governance, Health, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 533
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Geographic ScopeState/Province
The Annie E. Casey Foundation funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects that provide a more detailed, community-by-community picture of the condition of children. The KIDS COUNT Network improves programs and policies for children and families by collecting and reporting credible data and promoting the use of data-based advocacy and communications strategies. The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is the state grantee for Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Equity, Health, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 272
Federal Forum on Aging-Related Statistics: Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire Country
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet]
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Project ID: 459
Data Driven Detroit
Type of Organization
Project LocationDetroit, MI
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province, National
The purpose of the One D Scorecard is to provide a comprehensive look at the status of the region through key indicators that align with five priority areas: Economic Prosperity, Educational Preparedness, Quality of Life, Social Equity and Regional Transit. The Scorecard monitors Southeast Michigan’s performance in over 120 indicators. Southeast Michigan is compared to 53 of the largest regions across the country whenever possible. When data are unavailable at the regional level, comparisons default to state level. The 2014 One D Scorecard is produced and maintained by Data Driven Detroit (D3).
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Data Driven Detroit
Detroit, Michigan United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 453
County of Orange
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationOrange County, California
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National, Other
The purpose of the Orange County Community Indicators report is to inform and inspire community members, policymakers, and business leaders working to maintain and improve Orange County's quality of life. Released annually since 2000, the report tracks about 50 countywide trends on topics that contribute to sustaining a healthy and vital economy, environment, and populace. Topics include economy and business climate, technology and innovation, education, community health and prosperity, public safety, environment, and civic engagement. Additionally, each year two or three special features drill down on issues of particular importance to Orange County. To place Orange County's performance in context, many indicators compare the county to the state, nation and "peer" regions, including neighborhing regions and economic competitors nationwide. The OC CIP is sponsored by the County of Orange, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, and the Orange County Business Council. Contributing partners include the Urban Land Institute - Orange County/Inland Empire chaper and La Jolla Institute.
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Parsons Consulting, Inc.
Eugene, OR USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 274
Community Action Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Oregon
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
[No Description Yet.]
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Indicators Northest
Issue Areas: Employment, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 275
Oregon Progress Board
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Oregon
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 276
Oregon State Univ Rural Studies Program
Type of Organization
Project LocationCorvalis, OR
Geographic Scope
{No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 277
Central Florida My Region
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Orlando Region, FL
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 278
Osceola County Community Vision
Type of Organization
Project LocationOsecola County, Fl
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 279
Community Foundation of Ottawa
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Ottawa Region, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Scope
Vital Signs is an annual community checkup conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our cities. Vital Signs is based on a project of the Toronto Community Foundation and is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada. The Community Foundation of Ottawa produced five Ottawa’s Vital Signs reports between 2006 – 2010.
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Project ID: 586
The Miami Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationMiami, FL
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
The biennial Our Miami Report provides a community snapshot of key quality of life issues shaping Greater Miami’s vitality by examining the data, trends and stories behind them. The 2016 study collected secondary research including more than 70 data points across eight critical issues: arts & culture, civic engagement, economy, education, environment & public space, health & safety, housing & affordability and transportation. The biennial report builds on the 2014 Our Miami Report and the 2012 Our Miami: Soul of the City study, which explored factors that connect people to the place they live. The 2016 report takes the research to a new level in terms of its scope and approach to finding connections across the indicators.
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The Miami Foundation
Miami, FL USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Other, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 436
United Way of Winnipeg and International Institute for Sustainable Development
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationWinnipeg
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality
Peg is Winnipeg’s community indicator system, tracking indicators that reflect and measure our city’s wellbeing. The indicators, developed by a wide-cross section of stakeholders, speak to our wellbeing in eight theme areas (basic needs, health, education & learning, social vitality, governance, built environment, economy, and natural environment) and one cross-cutting issue (poverty). Individuals, groups, and organizations in all sectors can use the information to increase their knowledge, inform decisions, and guide action to achieve short- and long-term progress.
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International Institute for Sustainable Development
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 526
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project Locationhttp://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/StateLanding.aspx?state=PA
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, State/Province
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) is a statewide children's advocacy organization. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children - and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens. PPC also includes indicators in the Data Center that are specific to Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Employment, Health, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 280
Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Type of Organization
Project LocationPhiladelphia, PA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 281
United Way of Pierce County
Type of Organization
Project LocationPierce County, WA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 438
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Environmental health Division
Type of Organization
Project LocationPierce County, WA
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Pierce County Environmental Health Indicators Project participants want to better understand and communicate important environmental conditions in Pierce County. To do this, we brought together agency and community members to decide what environmental conditions and other information to include in this report. We share the report with other agency and community members at quarterly public forums, meetings and other events.
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Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Tacoma, WA USA
Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 465
Pike County Community Health Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationPike County, IL
Geographic ScopeCounty
Pike County Community Health Partnership is a group of organizations, agencies, and individuals working collaboratively to strengthen the health and wellness of Pike County residents by creating new programs and enhancing existing health services and programs. As a result of needs identified in a 2008 Community Needs Assessment, the Partnership is focused on the following priorities: 1. Coordinate and facilitate collaboration to address health and wellness disparities, promote efficient use of resources, and expand funding opportunities. 2. Increase awareness, understanding, and availability of and access to health and wellness programs and services for all residents of Pike County. 3. Emphasize and encourage prevention, wellness, and healthy lifestyles to achieve optimal health. 4. Facilitate ongoing review of county-wide health needs and identification of priorities and strategies to work towards improved health and wellness outcomes.
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Pike County Community Health Partnership
Pittsfield, IL USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Health, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 282
Pikes Peak United Way
Type of Organization
Project LocationPikes Peak Region
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
Contact Information:
JD Dallager
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Project ID: 486
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationPinellas County, FL
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province, Other
Pinellasindicators.org, provides a flexible, module-based reporting solution for viewing and downloading geographically referenced statistics for Pinellas County, FL. It is designed to provide data to inform progress toward desired results; and, currently four have been articulated by our community: 1) Every person has the opportunity to learn and succeed. 2) Every person is physically and mentally healthy. 3) Every person lives in a safe and sustainable community. 4) Every person has stable and affordable housing. Pinellasindicators.org allows for intra-County quality-of-life comparisons by Census Tract or ZIP Code, as well as comparisons between Pinellas County and other counties in Florida. Where possible, data is provided for multiple years to allow for the examination of trends over time.
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Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 284
Pittsburgh Today Regional Indicators Program with the University Center for Social and Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationPittsburgh Metro Area
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
Pittsburgh Today tracks indicator data on numerous issue areas, with the website having sections on: Arts, Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation, and Sustainability. The website also presents narrative reports based on indicator data and comprehensive surveys conducted in partnership with the University Center on Social and Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh Today
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 549
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationSan Francisco
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County
An inter-disciplinary team at the San Francisco Department of Public Health that works in partnership with residents, public agencies and private organizations to advance healthy environments and social justice.
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San Francisco Department of Public Health
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Equity, Health, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
Project ID: 397
Manitoba Conservation
Type of Organization
Project LocationManitoba
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Economy, Education, Environment, Governance, Social
Project ID: 446
Puget Sound Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationPuget Sound
Geographic ScopeWatershed
The Puget Sound Partnership has identified the key measures of success, or indicators, that the region will be using to determine how well we are performing in our efforts to restore, protect and prevent pollution in Puget Sound. The 20 Dashboard indicators that have been chosen include 12 natural science measures, six social science indicators, and two program elements.
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Puget Sound Partnership
Issue Areas: Environment, Land Use
Project ID: 423
Puget Sound Partnership
Type of Organization
Project LocationPuget Sound, Washington
Geographic ScopeEcoregion
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Governance, Health, Land Use
Project ID: 590
Puget Sound Partnership 326 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationTacoma, WA
Geographic ScopeSub-State Region
In 2010, the Puget Sound Partnership engaged regional experts and the public in identifying the key ecosystem indicators and pressures that would help us identify whether we were making progress in restoring the Sound. In 2011, the Leadership Council adopted targets – specific measures that we could use as 'Vital Signs' of Puget Sound's health. The indicators and targets have been incorporated into a Dashboard that is intended to help us track our efforts. The Dashboard will serve as a report card on our success in meeting our targets. Each section of the Dashboard provides information on these indicators. It also provides an ongoing list of the efforts our Partners are making and suggestions on what individual citizens can do to join this effort. All of this information will be continuously updated. We have also provided a link to 'My Puget Sound' that will enable visitors to this site to engage friends and associates, provide additional strategies for restoring the Sound, or give us feedback on how our Dashboard can be improved.
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Puget Sound Partnership
Tacoma, WA USA
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Project ID: 492
University of Hawaii Center on the Family
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of Hawaii
Geographic ScopeState/Province, National
The objectives of the project were (1) to develop a comprehensive framework for understanding and tracking the quality of life in Hawaii and (2) to facilitate data-driven policymaking and community mobilization so that the positive aspects of Hawaii’s living conditions can be preserved and the negative aspects can be curtailed to work toward and sustain a high QOL for all community members.
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University of Hawaii Center on the Family
Honolulu, HI USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Social
Project ID: 580
Ready By 21 Coalition of Central Texas
Type of OrganizationOther
Project LocationAustin/Travis County area
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County
The Ready By 21 Coalition of Central Texas (RB21) is a unique partnership of agencies, organizations and individuals who share a common vision for the well-being of children and youth in Central Texas (Greater Austin/Travis County area). RB21 developed the RB21 Dashboard, which currently tracks 25 indicators of children and youth well-being. RB21 Dashboard outcomes and indicators were collectively defined by over 100 individuals from over 60 local agencies and continue to be reviewed, analyzed and refined for improved shared understanding of the community's progress and potential solutions for moving the needle toward positive outcomes for children and youth across the region. The RB21 outcome areas and indicators are utilized to channel and organize data in the online Youth Services Mapping (YSM) system (ysm-austin.org) to give the community a better understanding of the youth services located across the region and the strategic outcomes they are working toward, and this information is used for community-wide planning and analysis.
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The Infinity Movement, Inc.
Hutto, Texas United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Employment, Equity, Happiness, Health, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 285
Red Deer and District Community Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationRed Deer, Alberta, Canada
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 395
Redefining Progress
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic ScopeNational
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Issue Areas: Economy, Employment, Environment, Housing, Land Use, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 471
The Global Social Change Research Project
Type of Organization
Project LocationAlbany, NY
Geographic ScopeGlobal
This project is to prepare a set of reports about how to measure the well-being and progress of societies. This series of pamphlets briefly introduces basic concepts on measuring the well-being and progress of societies. These pamphlets are intended to be easy to read, non technical, introductions. The pamphlets start by discussing why to measure well being and progress and what, in general, to measure. Then the pamphlets introduce specific measures of well being and progress, such as economic, demographic or political measures.
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The Global Social Change Research Project
Albany, New York USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Governance, Health, Other, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 601
City of Minneapolis
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - City
Project LocationMinneapolis, MN
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Results Minneapolis is Minneapolis’ performance measurement and monitoring tool. Within Results Minneapolis, City Goal Results measures how the City is impacting its adopted city goals. This program connects City work and community priorities, as measured by our community indicators, by blending a variety of data sources and analysis from City departments and community stakeholders. The results of this analysis are compiled into powerful, insights-based reports and presented at a roundtable to inform City decision making. The reports are also made public. Minneapolis’ community indicators were developed in an extensive three phase process and establishment of indicator criteria. First, a thorough review of current Minneapolis measures and national best practices led to the development of a draft set. Second, over 1,500 members of the community participated in a community engagement process to help define what success of our city goals looked like to them. Finally, information collected in these first two steps was refined into a set of draft indicators that were discussed and debated with City staff and elected officials.
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Minneapolis, MN USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 529
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, State/Province
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a statewide children's policy organization dedicated to improving the health, education, economic well-being and safety of Rhode Island's children. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT collects and disseminates data on the well being of Rhode Island's children and advocates for and facilitates the development of responsive policies and programs. An independent organization, backed by the best research and data available, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT brings together people from across the community, including religious leaders and child advocates, doctors and educators, parents and volunteers, state agency directors and nonprofit leaders to address the problems facing the state's children and families.
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Providence, Rhode Island United States
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families
Project ID: 424
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationRochdale, United Kingdom
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
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Issue Areas: Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 510
Rockford Region Vital Signs
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationRockford MSA, Illinois
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County
DIAGNOSING PROGRESS A crucial component of Rockford Region Vital Signs' process will be developing and measuring regional sustainability indicators. These sustainability measurements help the community understand the social, economic, and environmental impact (the three colored rings) of the Rockford region's 16 different areas of sustainability. Its preventative healthcare and home-grown remedies all in one. Rockford’s process is not a point-based rating system such as those employed by LEED, which evaluates buildings or neighborhood developments on the basis of documentation at one specific point in time in order to determine a score for each applicant. Rather, the Vital Signs initiative is designed as a system in which measurements are taken at multiple times throughout the 20-year planning horizon, in order to indicate progress and determine whether adjustments in strategy are necessary.
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Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Rockford, IL USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 605
SA2020
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan
SA2020 began in 2010 as a vision for the future of San Antonio developed through a community-wide visioning process to achieve by 2020. In 2013, SA2020 became a non-profit organization with a mission to turn this vision into reality. SA2020 works to do so by: 1) Measuring progress: Independently and objectively track progress on all of the community's shared goals via our Data Dashboard; 2) Supporting partners: Offer support and resources for more than 140 organizations, and make connections and collaborations to align efforts in San Antonio; 3) Engage the public: Encourage community members to volunteer, vote, serve, give, and help affect change in San Antonio.
Contact Information:
SA2020
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 448
Community Development Initiatives
Type of Organization
Project LocationSan Angelo, Texas
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County
The agenda of San Angelo Social Health Indexing Project is to develop a series of indices for use by a variety of community stakeholders. The flagship of the project is the San Angelo Social Health Index which has been published since 2008. This index tracks 18 indicators of general community interest using the year 2000 as a baseline. The indicators focus on three domains: 1) conditions for children and the elderly; 2) household conditions; and 3) general economic and social conditions. A second product of the project was published for the first time in 2010. The Children of the Concho Valley Social Health Index also uses the year 2000 as a baseline for data collection and tracking. Twenty-one indicators are focused on the educational, economic, health and safety conditions of youth in the 13 county Concho Valley region of Texas. The index also includes indicators of juvenile crime in San Angelo, the region's metropolitan population center. Two other community indices for the project are in the works. In collaboration with the San Angelo branch of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, a Concho Valley Women's Index is now under construction. Also the project will produce a San Angelo Neighborhood Development Index in collaboration with the City of San Angelo.
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Community Development Initiatives
San Angelo, Texas USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 286
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Type of Organization
Project LocationSan Antonio, TX
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 358
Equinox Center
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationSan Diego County, CA
Geographic ScopeCounty
The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard was initiated in 2009 by the Equinox Center to shine a spotlight on the questions that truly matter to San Diegans: Will our businesses have access to resources such as energy and water so they can continue to provide economic opportunities to all of the region's inhabitants? Do our residents have ample access to natural areas and outdoor recreation opportunities? Does our transportation network allow us to move easily from our homes to jobs, schools and other destinations? Equinox Center's set of indicators is intended to be a quick and easily digestible snapshot, not unlike the set of gauges on a car's dashboard that tell you how well your vehicle is running and when there is a problem.
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Equinox Center
.San Diego, CA USA
Issue Areas: Climate Change, Economy, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 609
San Francisco Department of Public Health, Program on Health Equity and Sustainability
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationSan Francisco
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, County
The San Francisco Indicator Project is a neighborhood-level data system that measures how San Francisco performs in eight dimensions of a healthy, equitable community. The goal of this project is to support collaboration, planning, decision making, and advocacy for social and physical environments that meet the needs of all citizens.
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San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, CA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 288
Applied Survey Research
Type of Organization
Project LocationSanta Cruz County
Geographic ScopeCounty
Santa Cruz’s Community Assessment Project (CAP) was established 15 years ago, and has annually provided reports which look at over 120 community indicators. Each report focuses on the following areas: public safety, economy, education, health, and the natural and social environments. The data provided by the CAP project has acted like a springboard, helping to launch numerous community service initiatives.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 289
City of Santa Monica
Type of Organization
Project LocationSanta Monica
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
The Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan was created in 1994 to enhance resources, prevent harm to the natural environment and human health, and benefit the social and economic well-being of the community for the sake of current and future generations. The program contains goals, indicators and targets designed to assist Santa Monica in looking at the deeper root causes of problems in the community, and to develop a method of evaluation focused on long term impacts.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 290
Community Quality Institute
Type of Organization
Project LocationSault Ste. Marie, On, Canada
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 291
ChathamCnty/Savannah Metro Plan Commission
Type of Organization
Project LocationSavanah Metro Region, GA
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
This report was published through The Community Indicators Chapter of the Tricentennial Plan. The indicators it focuses on are mainly social ones such as population growth, family income, and education. The report defines its methodology and the terms that go along with it. In the introduction, the Janus face of indicators is made explicit. They reflect, as well as produce. They create a representational map of what was/is, while also leading to the creation of new plans and sustainable design for the future. Indicators act as the crucial conduit between evaluation and planning.
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Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Transportation
Project ID: 472
The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Type of Organization
Project LocationIndianapolis MSA (Central Indiana)
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Multi-County, Other
The Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI) Community Information System is one the nation’s largest spatially-enabled systems of its type, providing detailed, geographically precise information needed to make data-informed decisions. SAVI contains over 10,000 data items about the social, physical, and economic conditions of Central Indiana communities from counties to neighborhoods and census tracts, as well as information on thousands of non-profit and community-based organizations and programs. SAVI is a donor-supported, web-based system that allows users to create custom maps, graphs, charts, and data profiles of over 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI helps organizations and researchers make data-informed decisions by 1) providing reliable data about Central Indiana communities; 2) creating actionable information; 3) developing tools for data analysis; and 4) building capacity, especially for nonprofit and community-based organizations, to use data effectively.
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The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 292
National Science Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 293
SCOPE - Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence
Type of Organization
Project LocationSarasota County, FL
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 262
The Piton Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationDenver, CO
Geographic Scope
We educate and empower social change organizations by providing reliable, objective data and analysis to inform their decision-making process with sound insight. This shift in perspective helps our partners have a more profound and lasting impact on the communities they serve. Through our products and services, we offer neighborhood-level data and analysis via online platforms, perform objective research to support community change initiatives, and provide technical assistance that helps organizations build their capacity to use data. We advocate for the democratization of data and believe that by openly sharing, analyzing, and monitoring data, communities are able to tackle the most pervasive social issues with confidence, clarity and empathy.
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Denver, CO USA
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Project ID: 379
Sierra Business Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationCalifornia
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
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Issue Areas: Economy, Employment, Environment, Social
Project ID: 294
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
Type of Organization
Project LocationSIlicon Valley, CA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 444
City of Takoma Park
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - City
Project LocationTakoma Park and Montgomery County, MD
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
CHEER's mission is to provide people with the knowledge and ability to create healthy, thriving communities. CHEER is a community-driven process for identifying community vision and goals, and for gathering the information and resources needed to measure and fulfill them. CHEER uses community indicators, data that measures local conditions, to serve as benchmarks. Indicators and participatory research enable community members and decision makers to understand how the community is doing, make informed decisions, and take actions to make the community better. In the CHEER process, a diverse collaboration of community-minded residents and others select indicators using an open process of visioning, goal-setting, and indicator selection. This approach develops measures for the neighborhood level, reflecting the community's diversity and its multiple needs more effectively than traditional measures.
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Issue Areas: Economy, Environment, Housing, Public Safety
Project ID: 371
Turning Point Towards Health
Type of Organization
Project LocationSitka
Geographic ScopeCounty
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Housing, Health, Public Safety
Project ID: 420
The Chair of Public Health, St-Petersburg state medical academy named after Ilia Mechnikov
Type of Organization
Project LocationSt-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Geographic ScopeOther
The interactive medical-social Program on QoL research is creating with the characteristics of parameters of complex QoL criteria. Additionally to the classic parameters (for ex. physical, psychological functioning, pain, emotional well-being etc.) such parameters as social-economical well-being; social-housing adaptation and self-dependence; public-social activity, the life satisfaction, vital capacity; recreational activity, prophylaxis activity, pre-nosological and pathological conditions; the general health parameters; the general QoL parameters. Separate modules of the Program devote to the QoL in various medical situations, it is already developed the modules for gynecological problems with special task on extracorporeal fertilization; the module on cardiological problems; the module on muscular-skeletal problems. Currently, it is under the development the module on pulmonological problems, endocrinological problems, module on children from socially unfavorable life condition
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The Chair of Public Health, St-Petersburg state medical academy named after Ilia Mechnikov
Issue Areas: Employment, Governance, Health, Population, Recreation, Social
Project ID: 394
OECD
Type of Organization
Project LocationGlobal
Geographic ScopeGlobal
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Project ID: 295
University of South Carolina
Type of Organization
Project LocationState of California
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 598
South Dakota Dashboard
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationRapid City, South DAkota
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, State/Province
The South Dakota Dashboard is an online community information service that provides people with reliable, up-to-date trend data on South Dakota. We seek to provide citizens and community leaders with statewide and local data and statistics for decision-making, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our communities. Our geographic focus is South Dakota. We aggregate data at a multitude of levels including metropolitan/micropolitan regions, counties, cities, and American Indian reservations. Our data comes from many federal and state sources and is available in easy-to-use charts, graphs, and maps. We collect and manage this data with help from our partners at the Data Center at South Dakota State University, the Bush Foundation, and Wilder Research. This data covers a variety of statewide community indicators ranging from income, to diabetes, to youth, and can be broken down by all counties and major towns in South Dakota, as well as sorted by age, race, or gender. With each of the major topic areas, we also provide an "Overview" section that includes recent data-related news stories and posts that we have aggregated to provide context to the numbers. As the project grows, we hope these stories will help users get the analysis they need to support strategic planning, policymaking, and business development. In addition to our core activity of providing statewide content online, we provide a limited amount of free technical assistance and training to many local nonprofits, governments, researchers, and community organizations, as well as to the general public. We are also available on a fee-for-service basis to help with larger data projects, report writing, needs assessments, and assistance with grant proposals or reports. The South Dakota Dashboard is a project of the Black Hills Knowledge Network.
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South Dakota Dashboard
Rapid City, SD USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Transportation
Project ID: 417
South Dakota KIDS COUNT, Beacom School of Business, The University of South Dakota
Type of Organization
Project LocationVermillion, South Dakota
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province
"The South Dakota KIDS COUNT project began in 1993 and is part of a network of projects supported and coordinated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A major goal of the Initiative is to foster a nationwide commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. The project is located at The University of South Dakota, Beacom School of Business. State and local organizations rely on SD KIDS COUNT for comprehensive data profiles such as the annual Factbook, a Facts on KIDS quarterly monograph, and special reports."
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School of Business, The University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety
Project ID: 297
Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions
Type of Organization
Project LocationSouth Florida
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 381
Southern California Association of Governments
Type of Organization
Project LocationCalifornia
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
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Issue Areas: Economy, Environment, Housing, Transportation
Project ID: 298
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Type of Organization
Project LocationSouthern Illinois
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 452
Spartanburg Community Indicators Project
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationSpartanburg, SC
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region
The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project is a collaboration of The Spartanburg County Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg County, The University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black Foundation and Spartanburg Regional Foundation. It reports on progress of key issues that are the clearest indicators of quality of life in the County of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its goal is to report on data and community initiatives to inspire dialogue and strategy that leads to change within the community.
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Spartanburg Community Indicators Project
Spartanburg, SC USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 300
Institite for Public Policy & Economic Analysis - EWU
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationSpokane County WA, USA
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
The goal of the Spokane County Community Indicators Initiative’s (CII) website is to “democratize data.” A wide breadth of indicators are covered, and the website is formatted to allow easy analysis and comparison of indicators, thereby making more apparent their interrelatedness. The information provided is intended to serve as a “process, not a product.”
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Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis Eastern Wash. Univ.
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Population, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 369
Children's Defense Fund
Type of Organization
Project LocationUSA
Geographic Scope
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Issue Areas: Education, Housing, Health, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 534
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - State, Regional
Project LocationAustin, TX
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province
The State of Texas Children (SOTC) annual data book is part of the KIDS COUNT Project, a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children. Texas KIDS COUNT provides data on more than 70 measures of child well being and is a resource to help create, implement, and encourage good policy and effective services to better the lives of Texas children. We want to provide conversation starters for policymakers, families at the dinner table, and colleagues at the workplace. We hope you will use the data to tell the story of your community and bring about positive change.
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Center for Public Policy Priorities
Austin, TX USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 385
Chesapeake Bay Program
Type of Organization
Project LocationChesapeake Bay
Geographic ScopeMulti-State Region
The health of the Chesapeake Bay region faces a multitude of threats, such as poor water quality, vulnerable habitats and aggressive invasive species. Learn about the current state of habitats, wildlife, and environmental threats in the Chesapeake. In 2004, the Chesapeake Bay Program published The State of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed.
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Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Land Use, Population
Project ID: 393
The City of Calgary
Type of Organization
Project LocationCalgary
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
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Issue Areas: Environment, Land Use
Project ID: 558
Survey Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationSt. Croix River Valley (Chisago, Washington, Pierce, St. Croix and Polk Counties)
Geographic Scope
The website presents socio-economic indicators for Chisago County and Washington County in eastern Minnesota and Pierce County, Polk County, and St. Croix County in western Wisconsin. These five counties, encompassing the St. Croix River Valley, have a combined population of more than 460,000 residents. The collaborative effort aims to measure the quality of life for counties in the St. Croix Valley by providing data on community engagement, demographics, economics, education, food security, health, housing, and poverty indicators.
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651-439-1557
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Education, Employment, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 559
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationChisago and Washington Counties in Minnesota, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin
Geographic Scope
This website presents socio-economic indicators for Chisago County and Washington County in eastern Minnesota and Pierce County, Polk County, and St. Croix County in western Wisconsin. These five counties, encompassing the St. Croix River Valley, have a combined population of more than 460,000 residents.
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Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
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Project ID: 378
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Type of Organization
Project LocationMaine
Geographic ScopeState/Province
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Issue Areas: Education, Employment, Health, Population, Social
Project ID: 373
IBRC at Indiana University
Type of Organization
Project LocationIndiana
Geographic ScopeState/Province
More than eight decades in the making, STATS Indiana has become Indiana's information utility and the heart of the Information for Indiana distribution channel. It provides access to thousands of data items related to geographic areas in Indiana and across the nation. The original catalyst for a statewide, digitally accessible database began with the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University, but with major support from the State of Indiana since the 1980s, it has become an outstanding example of the creative partnership that can occur between state government and academia. It contains thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal, state and local government sources, along with some commercial or private source data. While STATS Indiana adds value to these data through easy access and functionality, we acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map.
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IBRC @ Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Transportation
Project ID: 384
Mid-America Regional Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationKansas City, Missouri
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
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Issue Areas: Education, Employment
Project ID: 375
Children First for Oregon
Type of Organization
Project LocationOregon
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province
The Progress Report is a yearly snapshot of how kids are doing across Oregon. In addition to the overall assessment that we assign to the state, there are five categories that are also assessed: child welfare, family financial stability, health, and youth development. We also include a brief essay entitled the "Status of Children", which details how kids have done over the past year and where improvements are needed. The Progress Report gains the most media coverage for Children First for Oregon and our issues throughout the year. It’s not unusual for us to do interviews with the largest local TV and radio stations (e.g. KGW, KOIN, OPB) and to have print stories run across the state in local papers (e.g. The Oregonian, The Statesman Journal, The Medford Mail-Tribune). The data gathered for the Report Card is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT grant.
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Children First for Oregon
Issue Areas: Economy, Health, Other
Project ID: 541
Strive Partnership
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - National
Project LocationCincinnati, Ohio
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, State/Province, Other
The Strive Partnership Report Card serves as a catalyst for discussion in our community about the current state of education. By reviewing trends over time, we can highlight where we are having the greatest impact and where we may need to focus more energy along the cradle-to-career journey. The report highlights trends on key community level outcome indicators across three cities, five school districts, and multiple post-secondary partners.
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Strive Partnership
Cincinnai, OH USA
Issue Areas: Education
Project ID: 301
Sudbury Community Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationGreater Sudbury Region, Ontario
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Sudbury Vital Signs is published by the Sudbury Community Foundation, located in Ontario. Based on the trends exhibited in the indicators of their report, the Foundation then serves as a gateway for philanthropy. Its knowledge of donor services makes it so that the Foundation can most efficiently organize fund development, grants, and leadership around the issues that most need it.
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Sudbury Community Foundation
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 302
Sunnybank
Type of Organization
Project LocationBrisbane, Queensland
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 604
Sustainable Calgary Society
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Geographic ScopeMunicipality
Since 1998 Sustainable Calgary Society has produced 4 Reports with a 2016 Report in progress. We report on 40 indicators in 7 domains - Community, Economy, Natural Resources, Environment, Health and Wellness, Education and Governance.
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Sustainable Calgary Society
Calgary, AB Canada
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 303
Hamilton County Regional Planning Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationCincinnati, OH
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 392
States of Guernsey Advisory and Finance Committee
Type of Organization
Project LocationGuernsey
Geographic ScopeOther
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Issue Areas: Housing, Health, Population, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 305
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationPittsburgh, PA
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
Comprehensive assessment of regional sustainability trends for the six-county region of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 306
Sustainable San Mateo
Type of Organization
Project LocationSan Mateo, CA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 307
Sustainable Seattle
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationGreater Seattle/King County, WA
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, County, Metropolitan
Sustainable Seattle defines and implements sustainability in the Central Puget Sound region. Through developing indicators, implementing initiatives, and organizing coalitions of different groups, Sustainable Seattle works toward creating an interconnected group of sustainable urban centers across their community. The organization pioneered the use of community-based sustainability indicators and is recognized as the first “Sustainable Community” program. Sustainable Seattle uses a series of clearly defined and specific core values, as listed on their website. Sustainable Seattle issued regional sustainability indicators in 1993, 1995 and 1998. B-Sustainable.org is Sustainable Seattle's fourth iteration of regional indicators for sustainability. Although discontinued by the new Sustainable Seattle's leadership, this effort was a ground-breaking collaborative effort to understand and visualize causal relationships and to go from data to action.
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Sustainable Seattle
Seattle, WA USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 543
Sustainable Society Foundation
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Research
Project LocationThe Netherlands
Geographic ScopeNational, Multi-National Region, Global
The Sustainable Society Index (SSI) was first created in 2006 and is updated every 2 years. The index shows at a glance the level of sustainability on a scale of 1 to 10 of no less than 151 countries, covering over 99% of the world's population. It is still the only index that integrates human wellbeing, environmental wellbeing and economic wellbeing which covers a large number of countries and is regularly updated. The latest update is the SSI 2012 (see www.ssfindex.com) and shows not only the aggregated total score of the SSI but also the scores for the 21 indicators that make up the index. In 2012 the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has audited the SSI and concluded that the framework is conceptually coherent and meets the statistical requirements set by JRC.
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Sustainable Society Foundation
Issue Areas: Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Population, Poverty, Social
Project ID: 308
South Puget Sound Sustainable Roundtable
Type of Organization
Project LocationSouth Sound, WA
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet].
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Project ID: 309
Sustainable Washtenaw
Type of Organization
Project LocationWashetenaw County, Michigan
Geographic ScopeCounty
From the first image on the front page, this report on Washtenaw, MI, makes clear its focus and the role of indicators in community improvement. In the center of the image are three interconnected circles labeled “Social Health,” “Economic Vitality,” and “Environmental Stewardship.” Surrounding those circles is a larger loop made of four labeled arrows that run into each other. “Indicators” pushes into “Community Engagement,” which pushes into “Compact,” in turn pushing into “Action.” The impression is that indicators, while the key first step in adequately addressing an issue, are also things that must be perpetually researched and disseminated.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 310
Sustaining Jackson Hole
Type of Organization
Project LocationJackson Hole, WY
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 611
Mareas de Tasajera
Type of OrganizationOther
Project LocationTasajera Island
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood
Tasajera Tides (Mareas de Tasajera) is a local community indicator system in Tasajera, El Salvador created to track trends and issues affecting the community and give a collective voice to its members. Comprised of 16 economic, social and ecological indicators, Tasajera Tides examines the complex system that is Tasajera Island and tells the story of its inhabitants. Un sistema de indicadores comunitarios (SIC) es una herramienta que monitorea el desarrollo de la comunidad en aspectos economicos, sociales y medio ambientales. Mareas de Tasajera se compone de indicadores que forman una red entrelazada que permite a la comunidad e instituciones socias a llegar a tomar decisiones informadas para el mejoramiento la situación de Tasajera.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Land Use, Other, Public Safety, Social
Project ID: 506
The Happiness Initiative
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - National
Project LocationSeattle, WA
Geographic ScopeNeighborhood, Municipality, Metropolitan, State/Province, National
The Happiness Alliance, home of The Happiness Initiative and Gross National Happiness (GNH) Index, is a deeply grassroots organization. The Gross National Happiness Index is directly inspired by Bhutan and was first issued by us as Sustainable Seattle's fifth set of sustainability indicators in 2010 for use by communities, cities, campuses and companies worldwide. In 2012, we spun-off from Sustainable Seattle and emerged as a not-for-profit serving individuals and groups, from municipalities to teams, with tools and resources including the Gross National Happiness Index. The survey was developed by a team of researchers at San Francisco State University. The full set of Gross National Happiness Index data is available for the use of researchers and students with proper attribution and agreement to our Happiness Data Privacy and Protection Agreement.
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The Happiness Initiative
Issue Areas: Economy, Equity, Governance, Social
Project ID: 313
The Heinz Center
Type of Organization
Project LocationEntire USA
Geographic ScopeEcoregion, National
Under the guidance and research of the Heinz Center, The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems is an annual report that attempts to lead policy makers in the right direction in regards to improving, or at least maintaining, the many different natural ecosystems in the United States. Uninhabited lands, waters, and other living resources are quantified as accurately as possible. Hopefully, with ecosystem indicators codified, any negative shift can be detected and dealt with before too much irrecoverable damage occurs.
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The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
Issue Areas: Climate Change, Environment, Health, Land Use, Population, Transportation
Project ID: 390
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Type of Organization
Project LocationVirginia
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) was one of 45 awardees across the country selected for HUD’s a Regional Planning Grant out of 225 submissions. The project set out to develop a Livability Implementation Plan for the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Area. The process to develop this plan, referred to as the Livable Communities Planning Project (Livability Project), builds upon the region’s 1998 Sustainability Accords and other area planning documents to integrate cross-cutting strategies for land use, transportation, housing, economic vitality, air and water quality, and energy use. The Livability Project was launched in April 2011 in conjunction with the kick off to the Charlottesville & Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan updates.
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Issue Areas: Environment, Governance, Land Use, Population, Social
Project ID: 314
Toronto Community Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationToronto, CA
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
Toronto Foundation's Toronto's Vital Signs Report is an annual consolidated snapshot identifying the trends and issues affecting the quality of life in our city - progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed.
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Population, Public Safety
Project ID: 505
Welborn Baptist Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationIndiana, Illinois, Kentucky
Geographic ScopeMulti-State Region
In addition to the health survey, the Welborn Foundation provides indicator dashboards in the areas of early learning, healthy eating and active learning, and Christ-centered living. No longer active: The Tri-State Community Wellness Indicator Project, (CWI) represents a collective snapshot of the three state and fourteen county funding region of the Welborn Baptist Foundation. This project reports on crucial quality of life issues which have a significant impact on the 500,000+ area residents in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois and northwestern Kentucky. This tool is a comprehensive single data source and one of only a few indicator projects that incorporates both multi-state and multi-county data for regional measure. The CWI features national, state and county level published data including a special focus on Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Saline and Henderson Counties (representing 70% of the Welborn Baptist Foundation funding population). The CWI is the fourth edition indicator report from the Foundation and a web-based resource of 75 indicators in eight distinct quality of life domains: REGIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS, HEALTH STATUS, OBESITY, SOCIAL RISK FACTORS, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURE. This project promotes awareness, education and action towards quality of life improvement. In addition, the CWI fosters organization engagement by naming "Tri-State Champions" and highlighting "Tri-State Stories". This project interacts with the community through social media on the "Tri-State Community Wellness (CWI)" Facebook page.
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Wellborn Baptist Foundation
Evansville, IN United States
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Volunteerism
Project ID: 315
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationReno/Sparks/Washoe County, NV
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, Multi-State Region, National
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is an independent, non-profit organization that has engaged the northern Nevada community over two decades to identify a value system of measurable and actionable indicators to monitor the community's success at preserving and enhancing quality of life. TMT currently tracks 33 indicators across 10 quality of life categories, updating more than 200 data measures on its Web site, publishing indicator briefings, and comprehensive “Well-Being Reports,” which also show the average citizen steps they can take to improve the measurable results of specific areas of concern. TMT also works with business and community leaders, local governments, educators and other nonprofits to identify collaborative opportunities to create positive community change through its Adopt an Indicator and Quality of Life Compacts programs.
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Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT)
Reno, NV USA
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 316
Tuolumne County
Type of Organization
Project LocationTuolumne, CA
Geographic ScopeCounty
The goal of this project is to inform, inspire, and even provoke. This is achieved by presenting sound, unbiased information. We are inviting the community to immerse themselves in this information, talk about it, and use it to make our county an even better place to live, work and visit. The Profile presents long-term trends of economic, environmental, and social well-being. Credible change can only be observed with solid comparisons. This Profile was completed by the Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico.
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Project ID: 317
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Type of Organization
Project LocationUK
Geographic Scope
[No Description Yet.]
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Project ID: 318
United Way of Central Ohio
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Project ID: 407
United Way of King County
Type of Organization
Project LocationKing County, Washington
Geographic ScopeCounty
The Community Assessment is our web-based planning tool for up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics related to human need and human services in King County. The Community Assessment provides current information to inform our planning for community impact. We maintiain the Community Assessment for our community service planning, as a reference tool for marketing and fundraising, to support our grantees and funding partners in their planning and fundraising, and to promote regional alignment on common goals and action strategies.
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United Way of King County
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Housing, Population
Project ID: 530
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationUS Virgin Islands
Geographic ScopeCounty, State/Province, National
An annual report compiling the latest data available on the risks and well-being of children and families in the US Virgin Islands, by district (St. Thomas-St. John, St. Croix), by USVI total, and by US national comparison.
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Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, VI US
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Population, Poverty
Project ID: 571
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Utah
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationUniversity of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Geographic ScopeSubneighborhood, Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province
The Utah Community Data Project is in the start-up phase. Our online system of community-level demographic, housing, and socioeconomic estimates, datasets, profiles, and other products, will eventually include statewide coverage for Utah. When built out, this information system will provide crucial information to a wide range of individuals and organizations needing neighborhood data. With more complete, detailed, precise, and timely information, we all can make better decisions about plans, projects, policies, and programs.
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Bureau Of Economic and Business Research
Salt Lake City, Utah US
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Population, Poverty, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 319
Vancouver Foundation
Type of Organization
Project LocationVancouver, BC
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan
The Vital Signs for Metro Vancouver report not only measures areas of strength and weakness in the community, it also analyzes the issues that citizens are most concerned about, and how appropriately they think those issues are being dealt with. By showing how “perceptions measure up to reality,” the report attempts to explain how to best collectively bridge the disparities between subjective experience and objective data.
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Vancouver Foundation
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 320
Fraser Basin Council
Type of Organization
Project LocationVancouver/Fraser Basin
Geographic ScopeMetropolitan, Ecoregion
This report provides indicator information on Canada’s Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, and Squamish-Lillooet regions. While it covers a breadth of issues involved with sustainability, the most recent report's primary focus is on the effects of over population on social, environmental, and economic well-being. The main topics discussed in relation to population growth are: transportation, urban expansion, air quality, consumption and waste, agricultural land protection, and food security.
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Fraser Basin Council
Issue Areas: Economy, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Other, Population, Social, Transportation
Project ID: 410
The Victoria Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community
Project LocationGreater Victoria, British Columbia
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National
"Victoria's Vital Signs is an annual report card that evaluates the Province of British Columbia's Capital Region as a place to live, learn, work and grow. The report provides information that measures the health of the city, identifies trends and reports on citizen grades in areas critical to the region's quality of life."
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The Victoria Foundation
Victoria, BC Canada
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 509
Council on Virginia's Future
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional
Project LocationVirginia
Geographic ScopeState/Province
Virginia Performs establishes a vision-driven, disciplined approach for encouraging collaboration, facilitating change, setting policies, making decisions, and ensuring accountability for producing positive results for citizens. It starts with a shared vision for Virginia – one of responsible economic growth, an enviable quality of life, good government, and a well-educated citizenry prepared to lead successful lives and to be engaged in shaping the future of the Commonwealth. Prior to 2006, performance management in Virginia had multiple moving and unconnected parts. For instance, agency reporting was inconsistent and fragmented, and plans and metrics were unconnected to long-term statewide goals and indicators. In addition, many measures were focused on processes rather than outcomes and often were unrelated to the agency’s mission. Enterprise views to support decision-making were difficult to obtain. Just as importantly, the system lacked transparency for policy-makers and citizens. In response, Virginia was among the first states to develop and sustain a comprehensive approach to the integration of societal level indicators and state agency performance measures. Agency measures, connected to long-term goals and indicators, now focus on mission-critical outcomes. Outcome data is integrated into policy and budget decision-making. Administrative measures have been streamlined and simplified and productivity measures are producing more efficient operations. The Virginia Performs website is the public face of the performance leadership and accountability system. Since the launch in 2007, the website has grown in scope, function and capability. Today, it is a vital component of executive management, significantly enhancing transparency to citizens while serving as a catalyst for better strategic thinking and policy, enterprise solutions, performance-driven decision-making, and improved outcomes. The Virginia Performs website aggregates data from multiple national and state sources and displays the data in easy-to-use text, graph and map formats. Approximately 84 state agencies enter data directly into the website to report progress on standardized performance measures. Now citizens and elected leaders can go to one source to see how Virginia - on state, regional and local levels - is doing on a variety of indicators from high school graduation to crime and land preservation. They can also see how state agencies are making progress on performance measures directly linked to the indicators.
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Council on Virginia's Future
Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Land Use, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 325
One Voice for Volusia
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Project ID: 360
Community Council in the Walla Walla Valley and the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization
Project LocationWalla Walla Co, Columbia Co, WA & Umatilla Co, OR
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
The information included on this website is intended to provide insight into quality of life issues for the region between Burbank and Dayton, from the Snake River to Milton-Freewater. Accurate, meaningful data from national and state sources presented here will be useful for public officials, business groups, the media, philanthropists, and the general public for understanding and tracking regional trends in the economy, education, households, health, and public safety, and for comparison with national and state data. We hope the data will spark community conversations that will inform and inspire local decision-making. The gauges will tell us if our region is moving toward a better quality of life for everyone. A citizen committee, facilitated by Community Council, will annually review and evaluate the trends and, where appropriate, adjust the ratings of each trend. The goal is to identify areas for action which over time will move the trends in a positive direction.
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Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation
Project ID: 367
The Port of Walla Walla
Type of OrganizationGovernment - Local
Project LocationWalla Walla County, Washington
Geographic ScopeCounty
The goal of the website is to collect and publish relevant data about Walla Walla County. Our hope is that citizens of the county will use this website to gain a better understanding about their community. This will enhance the public debate as policy decisions are made concerning Walla Walla's future. The data in this website is offered as neutral information. We leave it up to the citizens to apply the information according to their individual value judgment. The Walla Walla Trends website is a work in progress. The trends have been developed using local, state, and federal databases. As the site evolves, we hope to add additional trends. The lead economic development agency for the Walla Walla Valley - the Port of Walla Walla - and the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University worked together to create this project with funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce.
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Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis Eastern Washington University
Spokane, WA USA
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Population, Public Safety, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 458
Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Type of Organization
Project LocationTahoe Basin, Nevada & California
Geographic ScopeWatershed
The Lake Tahoe Watershed Sustainability Measures Project was initiatied in 2006 by a broad consortium of commuity interests, including representatives of business, social services, education health care, public safety, public services and government. The objective of the project was to determine and implement a set of measures of sustainability that could be monitored and analyzed to help shape public and private sector policy. The process included public meetings, workshops etc. Due to the nature of the Tahoe Basin (5 counties, 1 city, 2 states) there was little to no Basin specific data available prior to this project. This project has completed its first report and it is anticipated that it will be housed within the forming Prosperity Center in order for it to be updated on a regular basis.
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Tahoe Chamber
Stateline, Nevada USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Recreation, Transportation
Project ID: 327
United Way of Marathon County
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Other
Project LocationWausau & Marathon Counties
Geographic ScopeCounty, Multi-County
The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County. Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the community has changed over time. The LIFE Steering Committee hopes this report will not only serve as a reference but also as a starting point for community action on the key Calls to Action.
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United Way of Marathon County
Issue Areas: Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Other, Transportation
Project ID: 347
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
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Project ID: 330
Whistler 2020
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Project LocationCommunity of Whistler, BC
Geographic ScopeCounty, Metropolitan
This project focuses on moving the resort town of Whistler, BC, towards a future of deeply integrated sustainability practices. Future strategies are laid out based on the methodical analysis of preexisting indicator data, focusing on the trends of several key priority areas. Whistler’s progress towards the 2020 goals is constantly measured, and there are frequent updates on the specific actions that still need to be taken to get closer to those goals. The website presents its extensive data through a very innovative and easy to understand interactive explorer, mapping out the interrelations between data, priorities, and strategies (the organic design and layout cleverly parallels the integrated circular structures used to represent the broader framework of sustainability).
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Issue Areas: Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism
Project ID: 501
Yampa Valley Data Partners
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based
Project LocationMoffat and Routt Counties, Colorado
Geographic ScopeMulti-County
Community Indicators are based from our regional community vision and ask the question, “where are we in relation to our vision?” Indicators are data measurements that are descriptive, not prescriptive in defining the emerging issues of our community. When civic leaders and community leaders convene to take action on plans to make the community a better place, indicators come back into the picture by measuring the outcomes and results of those actions. An assessment process takes place and the question is asked “Are we closer to where we want to be as a community?” The Community Indicators Project houses more than 400 data sets to help tell the story of our region in four categories: economic, environmental, civic and social.
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Yampa Valley Data Partners
Craig, CO USA
Issue Areas: Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Social

 

 

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