Citizens of Columbia and Boone County have a long history of public support and personal giving related to the health and human service needs of Mid-Missouri. Monitoring these needs enables us to respond on both a collective and individual basis.
Periodically assessing health and human service needs provides a critical tool for working together to ensure quality of life for all citizens and to improve lives of those in need. The best measure of any community is how it cares for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Boone County Indicators Report provides a snapshot of important health and human service indicators that will be monitored on an annual basis as one method of taking the pulse of our community. These indicators are designed to be used as a tool to help determine how our community can best respond to these needs.
This list is a work-in-progress and may be modified in future years. Links to more in-depth data and information (as available) have also been provided for those who wish to have a more thorough knowledge in a particular area.
The Boone County Indicators Committee welcomes your input on the criteria that were selected and additional data resources that may be referenced or linked to this report.
The following selection criteria were developed by the Boone County Indicators Committee. Indicators were chosen that met all or most of the criteria.
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Complete description of the selection criteria
Boone County Indicators Committee
The planning committee for this annual report is composed of representatives from public and private organizations with key knowledge about health and human service issues in our community.
Mission and Objectives
This report would not have been possible without the assistance of many other individuals and groups in our community. We particularly wish to thank the staff from the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) at the University of Missouri-Columbia for their great assistance in compiling and formatting the data and for creating the web version of this report.
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