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Tri-State Community Wellness Indicators (CWI)

Project ID: 505
CIC Member?:
Yes
Active Project?:
Yes
Year Project Began:
2002
Year of Latest Report:
2011
Last Update: 07/06/12
Project LocationIndiana, Illinois, Kentucky
State/ProvinceIN, IL, KY
CountryUnited States
Lead OrganizationWelborn Baptist Foundation
Type of OrganizationFoundation - Community

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Multi-State Region

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

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Project Description

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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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
75 Indicators in the following categories: Demographics, Health, Obesity, Societal Risk Factors, Economy, Education, Sustainability, and Culture

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Elizabeth Tharp
Wellborn Baptist Foundation
21 SE Third Street
Suite 610
Evansville, IN 47708
United States

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