2016 LIFE Study
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Greater Green Bay Chamber and Brown County United Way are partners in the 2016 Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) study of Brown County.
Download the full 2016 LIFE Study Report here
Download the 2016 LIFE Study Executive Summary here
The purpose of the study is to align and allocate resources to better the community and achieve greater impact. It provides leading indicators as metrics to help measure the impacts resulting from investments. The report offers a comprehensive, timely synopsis of data, surveys, and expert sector panels on key areas of community health from a wide variety of objective, reputable, original and published sources.
As a successor to the 2011 LIFE Study, the 2016 study is a continuation of a concerted effort to build a base of knowledge about our community and measure progress over time so that we as a community can fill gaps, find solutions and build on successes. See examples here of community initiatives that resulted from the 2011 LIFE Study.
The LIFE Study Process
Nearly 800 community leaders and 1,500 scientifically selected households received a survey asking them to share their thoughts on various aspects of life in Brown County. The St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute conducted the survey, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs took a deeper dive into data surrounding 10 aspects of the quality of life in Brown County.
The team is worked with experts in the community to examine the results and evaluate the community from a variety of angles through both public perception and evidence-based research. This approach provides a better understanding of the community’s strengths and areas that may need improvement.