AARP Livability Index - The Livability Index, assesses seven broad categories of community livability: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement and opportunity. Each category is split up into more specific topics. Values are given to each category, and then combined and averaged to create the area’s total livability score, measured out of a perfect score of 100. For more information go to https://livabilityindex.aarp.org
American FactFinder - American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Link: https://factfinder.census.gov
Community Commons - The goal of Community Commons is to increase the impact of those working toward healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. Link: https://www.communitycommons.org/
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a collaborative effort between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This ranking model measures health outcomes, health factors, policies and programs in counties around the nation and ranks them within states. Visit www.countyhealthrankings.org for more information, a detailed look into how each health topic is ranked and to compare Polk with surrounding counties.
Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal - Iowa is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide information that communities can use to improve their health. The Iowa Tracking Portal is in part supported through funding from the CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. Link: https://pht.idph.state.ia.us/Pages/default.aspx