Building a Culture of Data Use in Indianapolis: Innovations in Program Planning and Evaluation
This session was part of the NNIP Partners' Meeting in October 2017.
NNIP’s Indianapolis partner is The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Through collaboration, engagement, research, and technology, The Polis Center builds capacity, creates actionable information, and develops knowledge platforms and place-based solutions that lead to healthier and resilient communities. From its beginnings in 1989, Polis embraced a mission of linking university and community expertise through partnerships and projects that would create and apply information for the common good. When acquiring GIS, the center recognized its potential to engage communities in participatory projects, and in 1995 Polis launched the Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators system, or SAVI, as a signature project.