AboutMeasuring Communities is a social indicators initiative aimed at shaping community efforts to support military and veteran families. Our approach is linked to the Community Blueprint, which community and military experts developed to define key elements communities need in order to provide adequate support for military-connected families. Measuring Communities' goals are to:
- begin to develop systems of indicators that address military "friendliness" in communities;
- compile information across government agencies and make it available to local communities in a maximally-useful manner; and
- help to propel dialogue about which indicators should be attended to and measured.
Collaborators:Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University: Through research and outreach, MFRI works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families as they manage challenges and opportunities unique to the military-affiliated lifestyle.
Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD): PCRD seeks to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity.