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Posted by saviadmin on Aug 8, 2011

Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG)

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven efforts to revitalize neighborhoods through comprehensive community development. In 2006, Indianapolis launched the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) to promote healthy communities through comprehensive quality of life planning and development. This effort has resulted in several programs and targeted investments in six demonstration sites throughout the city. This report is intended to help local funders, civic and neighborhood leaders, and LISC staff monitor change in these areas of concentrated investment by providing local data and indicators of quality of life in one of the six target neighborhoods, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG).

Initial Report (Baseline)

SAVI Community Profile (most recent data)

SAVI Community Profile for Target Tract


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Posted by saviadmin on Aug 8, 2010

Births to Mothers Age 15 to 18

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released birth statistics in April 2010 that show a decrease in 2008 of teenage births in the United States after increasing in 2006 and 2007. The U.S. teen birth rate dropped almost two percent between 2007 and 2008.  The largest decrease is seen in older teenagers, age 18 to 19 years old. Did teenage births in Marion County decrease? What school corporations are seeing an increase?

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Posted by saviadmin on Aug 8, 2005

Obesity and Environment in Indianapolis: An Analysis of Neighborhood Indicators

Obesity is presently one of the most serious and challenging health problems facing the developed world. According to the World Health Organization, 55 percent of U.S. adults are overweight with minority women being the most affected. What is causing the dramatic and threatening rise in obesity among the population?

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