The State of Aging in Central Indiana Information Portal
In collaboration with the Central Indiana Senior Fund (CISF), The Polis Center is developing an authoritative “State of Aging in Central Indiana Report” (SoAR) and CISF State of Aging Information Portal. The report will provide funders, policy makers, and decision-makers access to the most up-to-date data and actionable community intelligence to inform decision-making about programs, funding, and policy intended to ensure Central Indiana seniors have equal opportunity for a healthy, dignified, and enjoyable life as they age into retirement and beyond.
This effort uses Polis’ advanced information technology infrastructure, knowledge of the local community, and the domain expertise of Polis and our partners, IU Public Policy Institute and IU Center for Aging Research, in the areas of aging, equity, and social and economic issues.
The portal will allow readers to interact with the data in several ways, which will increase understanding of aging and encourage them to share the research with others. The type of content on the portal will include the annual report and a digital version of the report developed as an interactive web experience to allow readers to explore interactive maps and charts embedded in the report. It aims to feature data stories and/or story maps, a powerful way to integrate geographic maps and other data visualizations with narrative, images, and multimedia to tell a compelling story; an interactive profile or dashboard on the state of aging; and data downloadable in user-friendly formats.
Through the development of this report and creation of an associated CISF State of Aging Information Portal, we will help CISF realize its vision of becoming the trusted voice and go-to resource for information on senior matters. The project development continues through 2021.
For more information, contact Karen Comer.