The inaugural Georgia Civic Health Index provides a benchmark of citizen participation and involvement among Georgians. The report examines how Georgians engage with one another, with their communities, with institutions, and in politics; how civic participation varies across educational attainment, age, income, and geographic location; and how Georgia’s rates of civic participation compare with other states. Georgia Civic Health Index—Authors The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world for more than 80 years to improve governance and people’s lives. From Georgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern–day status as a national and international force in business, industry, and politics with a population of almost 10 million, the Institute has helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a better Georgia.

Download the 2012 Georgia Civic Health Index

Georgia Family Connection Partnership is a public–private partnership created by the State of Georgia and funders from the private sector to assist communities in addressing the serious challenges facing children and families. GaFCP also serves as a resource to state agencies across Georgia that work to improve the conditions of children and families. As The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Georgia KIDS COUNT grantee, GaFCP provides policymakers and citizens with current data they need to make informed decisions regarding priorities, services, and resources that impact Georgia’s children, youth, families, and communities.

GeorgiaForward is an independent, non–partisan nonprofit organization working to improve the state of Georgia by engaging business, government, and civil society leaders to collaboratively shape a statewide policy agenda. Through conferences, reports, and programs, GeorgiaForward works to engage leaders to find a common vision for Georgia, create an environment in which vision and pragmatism trumps political deadlock, and discuss innovative solutions to our state’s challenges.

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a dynamic, non–partisan nonprofit—chartered by Congress in 1953—working at the forefront of the nation’s civic life. NCoC continuously explores what shapes today’s citizenry, define the evolving role of the individual in our democracy, and uncover ways to motivate greater participation. Through events, research and reports, NCoC expands its nation’s contemporary understanding of what it means to be a citizen. NCoC seeks new ideas and approaches for creating greater civic health and vitality throughout the United States.

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