2016 Brown County LIFE Study

Vibrant communities thrive when people from all sectors are engaged in its progress. The Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is a tool for building knowledge and engaging residents so together our community can prioritize needs and align resources to advance common goals.

By assessing 10 sectors of life in our community, the LIFE Study offers a timely synopsis of data, surveys, and expert analysis on a broad range of community issues. As our community continues to grow and change, this report helps track trends and shows us where there are opportunities to improve our quality of life.

The purpose of the LIFE Study is to provide an assessment of the quality of life in Brown County and engage residents to align and allocate resources to advance the community.

Sponsoring Partners

Research Team

The 2011 LIFE Study has remained a dynamic resource over the past five years, serving as a catalyst for a number of significant large-scale initiatives including:

Brown County 20/20

The 2012 Brown County 20/20 Envisioning the Future conference brought 240 community leaders together to develop action plans to address challenges identified in the 2011 LIFE Study. – More Info

Achieve Brown County

ABC provides a common framework for collaboration, across sectors, to measurably improve the safety, health, and education of children from birth into their careers – More Info

Poverty Reduction Initiative

The Poverty Outcomes and Improvement Network Team (POINT) is an 18-month process improvement initiative to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofits working to address root causes of poverty. – More Info

Brown County Child Abuse and Neglect Task Force

A community plan was created in 2014 to prevent and decrease child maltreatment and ensure all children are raised in safe environments. – More Info