This report provides simple and familiar images to help evaluate eight categories of health and well-being indicators for the people who live in our region: Children and Youth; the Elderly Population; Education; Health and Safety; Economic Security; Housing; Civic, Arts, and Recreation; and the Environment. Each indicator is evaluated with a letter grade and maps are provided that examine equity by comparing communities throughout the region. This report is the product of a vibrant working partnership among eight of the major foundations, hospitals, and planning organizations in the Pioneer Valley, including the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc., Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Partners for Healthier Community, Inc, United Way of Hampshire County, and United Way of Pioneer Valley.
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