Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Health Data Updates

Data updates are now available at, where you can get information for more than 50 indicators in the areas of:

For more detailed data within the United States, check out

Both sites are brought to you courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which also provides news briefs on health-related issues.

(Hat tip: Resource Shelf)


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