Civic Health Index
An annual report that elevates the discussion of our nation’s civic health by measuring a wide variety of civic indicators, America’s Civic Health Index is in an effort to educate Americans about our civic life and to motivate citizens, leaders and policymakers to strengthen it. Among other things, the Civic Health Index measures such factors as engagement in public policy, charitable giving, volunteering, and online participation. Learn more at www.ncoc.org/CHI.
From the National Conference on Citizenship website:
Civic Health Index (CHI) is at the center of our work. We think of “civic health” as the way that communities are organized to define and address public problems. Communities with strong indicators of civic health have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments. For the past 10 years NCoC, together with the Corporation for National and Community Service and state and community level collaborative networks across the nation, has documented the state of civic life in America in city, state and national Civic Health Index (CHI) reports.
CHI partnerships have changed the way governments go about their work, reintroduced civics to our classrooms, redirected investments, influenced national and local conversations resulting in enhancing civic life, and bolstered a network of civic leaders across the country. Our goal is to integrate this pioneering initiative into ongoing partnerships in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NCoC currently works with cross-sector partners in over 30 states and communities to strengthen civic life in America. The Civic Health Initiative uses engaging reports, infographics, fact sheets, and forums to create a deeper understanding of civic health. These tools serve as the foundation for our partners to innovate new ways to increase civic engagement, generate dialogue and catalyze sustainable civic strategies.
NCoC is recruiting Civic Health Initiative partners representing all 50 states and America’s largest cities. Visit the CHI website to learn more about partnering: www.ncoc.org/CHI/
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