Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Crunching the Numbers for Youth Services

In the last week, two reports chock full of information were released by local number crunchers. And the reports might have data that will help (1) organizations appropriately target and make the case for services and (2) the Indianapolis - central Indiana community as a whole discover how much we need to do to improve the lives of young people.

We'll be highlighting specific areas of interest over the next few weeks, but you can check out both of the reports today:
  • The Marion County Health Department's Marion County Community Health Assessment has a special section on children's health, but several other areas of the report including access to care, environmental health and social and mental health clearly impact the health of central Indiana's youth.
  • The United Way of Central Indiana's 2008 Community Assessment also has a section focused on children and youth, as well as several sections that highlight additional community factors that impact young people.

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