A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.
Register for Indicators 2017 . The event will be held on May 11, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
The Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Indicators Report tracks data and trends that are critical to the region’s future. The project measures the region’s progress over time on key economic, education, public safety, health and human services, environment, and infrastructure measures portraying the quality of life in our region. The Indicators have been produced annually by The Institute since 2006.
At the initial Indicators Forum, the audience was asked to divide themselves into four groups to participate in the first ever regional visioning and planning workshop. Attendees heard from a panel of experts and were then asked to develop a vision centered around the their workshop topic, create short and long term objectives, and commit to ongoing participation on the task force. Four task forces were formed and three have since been added.
The Institute convenes and facilitates ongoing meetings and provides research and policy support when needed. Each task force develops their own strategic priorities. Many of these individuals have volunteered their time since 2006 to serve on these task forces to produce resources for the community, new applied research, convening opportunities, and policy suggestions. During the 2013-2014 year, several task forces prepared policy statements on an issue integral to their mission in hopes of influencing policy and increasing understanding the opportunities and challenges facing northeastern Pennsylvania. Others chose a research agenda in order to begin the process of understanding an issue that could benefit from policy reform.
The task forces are:
Pillars of a Strong Community Pilliars is an Index developed by The Institute. Pillars demonstrates what it take to be a strong region, and how well we are doing at attaining it compared to other regions?
2016 sponsors to date include (alpha order):
Indicators 2015 Event Program Lackawanna Luzerne County Indicators 2015 The 2014 Indicators Event Program