The Polis Center works with its partners to define, measure,
and improve community health, well-being, and resiliency.

 

Transportation Equity and the Older Adult Population

During this webinar, learn more about public transit accessibility, recommendations, and trends for the older population in Central Indiana and the state.

New Map your own data SAVI Tool

It allows users to upload a list of address to be mapped in SAVI along with socioeconomic data.

Polis Center Experts in Disaster Resilience

The Polis Center’s expertise in neighborhood level community information differentiates it, bringing a holistic perspective to best identify improvements. It looks beyond the physical infrastructure elements of mitigation by bearing in mind a region’s vulnerable populations, social weaknesses and services, social determinants of health, and more when preparing a community’s MHMP.

How is Indianapolis Doing?

We’ve started a new SAVI project, How Is Indianapolis Doing?, which will provide monthly updates on how the Indianapolis metro area is recovering and emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of life in American cities for the past two years and Indianapolis was no exception. This project will feature regularly updated visualizations on some of the most pressing and challenging issues in our community.

The State of Aging in Central Indiana Report 2022 updates underway.

Four chapters are updated to date. These chapters include Health Outcomes, Health Care, Caregiving, and Demographics. By late September, we anticipate updated Aging in Place and Social Well-being chapters.

Check out the free, web-based ‘Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial project

In collaboration with The Indianapolis Public Library and several major Indianapolis cultural and heritage institutions and organizations, The Polis Center developed a bicentennial legacy project: a digital version of the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis.

Featured Projects and Maps

New SAVI Make Your Own Data Tool

We launched a new “Map your own data” tool to SAVI. It was developed for faith-based organizations as part of the Religion and Urban Culture 2.0 project but is available to all organizations. It allows users to upload a list of address to be mapped in SAVI along with socioeconomic data. This will provide users a powerful tool to inform their work. One of our community partners is planning to use this tool in its poverty reduction initiative, Cultivating Communities.

How is Indianapolis Doing?

One of our new SAVI projects, How Is Indianapolis Doing?, provides monthly updates on how the Indianapolis metro area is recovering and emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of life in American cities for the past two years and Indianapolis was no exception. This project will feature regularly updated visualizations on some of the most pressing and challenging issues in our community. Categories include Employed Persons, Employment in Key Sectors, Housing Prices, How Long Houses are on the Market, Monthly Rent, Gas Prices, Public Transit Usage, Office Occupancy, Violent Crime, and Pandemic Relief Funding. The project was inspired by The City, based in New York City.