Lincoln Vital Signs

Welcome to Lincoln Vital Signs. The Lincoln Vital Signs website is a collaborative project of many of Lincoln’s largest public and private charitable organizations. Lincoln Vital Signs has current data about Lincoln in seven key areas: Community Profile, Economy and Workforce, Basic Needs, Education, Health, Safety, and Community Involvement and Culture.
Click here to read the report or the executive summary.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION
During the coming months, sponsors of the Lincoln Vital Signs report are focusing on communicating the results to the community through community-wide events, presentations to various community groups, media releases, and email newsletters. Click here to read about our recent activities.

USING LINCOLN VITAL SIGNS DATA
JUST IN! University of Nebraska- Lincoln 4-H Youth Development used Lincoln Vital Signs as a component of a winning $663,000 grant proposal to USDA to provide afterschool programming for children and their families.

Organizations and collaborations are using Lincoln Vital Signs data in their planning, including the Alternative Response pilot for child welfare, City of Lincoln, Community Learning Centers, Cooper Foundation, First Christian Church, Lincoln Community Foundation, Nebraskans for Peace, United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County, and others.

Resident SURVEY RESULTS!
This Spring, persons signed up to receive Lincoln Vital Signs updates (lincolnvitalsigns.org) were invited to share their perspectives about Lincoln through an online survey. Results of the survey were:

  • Respondents appreciate many things about Lincoln: high quality of life, great people, and being a growing “right sized” community.
  • Lincoln has a variety of assets that help children and adults succeed here, such as good educational opportunities and human services programs.
  • Many respondents pointed to their involvement in projects that have made Lincoln an extraordinary place.
  • Effective efforts are those with broad involvement, strong leadership, a solid rationale, good planning, and financial backing.
  • Respondents had wishes for Lincoln, primarily around an improved transportation system and more support for persons in poverty or who are vulnerable.
A report summarizing the responses is available – click here.

During the coming months, sponsors of the Lincoln Vital Signs report are focusing on communicating the results to the community through community-wide events, presentations to various community groups, media releases, and email newsletters. We are also pleased that the results are being used by organizations and collaborations in their planning, such as the Alternative Response pilot for child welfare, City of Lincoln, Community Learning Centers, Cooper Foundation, First Christian Church, Lincoln Community Foundation, Nebraskans for Peace, United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County, and others.

This website debuted in January 2014. We are continuing to add information over the coming months. Comments welcome here.