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

 

Polis Center Experts in Disaster Resilience

Polis specializes in flood and other natural disaster mitigation in looking at communities beyond physical infrastructure by considering vulnerable populations, social risks, social determinants of health, and social services.

Data & Drafts: Developing a Real-Time Eviction Tracker

Join our August 11 event about evictions. There have been more than 11,000 evictions filed in Marion County in the first six months of 2022. 75% of eviction filings come from frequent evictors (those who have filed 10 or more evictions in the last six months). 65% of evictions are in large apartment complexes, even though only 14% of rental households are in large complexes.

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

Four chapters are completed to date. These chapters include Health Outcomes, Health Care, Caregiving, and Demographics.

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

Our newest SAVI article explores trends in college-going rates and related factors by race, gender, county, school district, and school.

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.

Who's in the Marion County Jail?

The report examines inmate and booking data obtained from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, explores length of stay and the presence of mental health and substance use among Marion County Jail inmates, and considers racial disproportionalities within the jail.

Living in the Community with Dementia

Did you know that dementia is not normal aging? Among those diagnosed with dementia, 70% have Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading cause of disability and poor health in those 65 and older; and fifth leading cause of death in older adults. Check out the new report, Living in the Community with Dementia!

Featured Projects and Maps

Polis Center Experts in Flooding and Other Natural Disasters Resiliency

The Polis Center conducts flood and natural disaster mitigation planning on behalf of most Indiana counties and the state Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans in Indiana (MHMP). The Center specializes in flood and other natural disaster mitigation in looking at communities beyond physical infrastructure by considering vulnerable populations, social risks, social determinants of health, and social services.

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

Our newest SAVI article explores trends in college-going rates and related factors by race, gender, county, school district, and school.