Strategic Plan for 'Vital Signs' 2011 and Beyond

Report by Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
December 2012

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance   (Baltimore)

For more than 10 years, the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) has been committed to enabling decision-making for neighborhood change, using accurate, relevant and accessible data and information for improving the quality of life in Baltimore neighborhoods.  BNIA-JFI produces an annual report called Vital Signs that "take the pulse" of Baltimore's neighborhoods by measuring approximately 110 quality of life indicators for all 55 Community Statistical Areas (CSAs). These indicators were established through a community-based visioning process in 2000 and have been used to track and monitor quality of life in neighborhoods as well as plan for the future, advocate for change, leverage funds through grant writing and community-based research.