Cochise County Quality of Life Index is a project sponsored by the
Cochise Community Foundation, the
for Economic Research and
What is a Quality of Life Index?
It is a summary of weighted indicators used to:
progress over time
ourselves with others
Continued pressure on public budgets challenge government’s
ability to address the needs of residents.
A burden shift is taking place as private and non-profit
sectors are being engaged in new ways.
The QOL Index can help strengthen these relationships by
providing a context for looking at different issues in an integrated
will it be used?
There are several ways in which the Index can benefit
can identify those areas that matter most to residents.
can expand partnerships across sectors to address shared
can link funding to community priorities.
can measure progress over time.
adds new value to existing data.
While other communities have quality of life indices, they tend to
focus on one community attribute such as golf courses, or housing,
or economic development. Portions
of the Cochise County QOL Index were modeled on a similar index
, as part of a two-year public process that was funded by local
businesses. Click here to go to their website: www.bococivicforum.org
of December, 2006, the Cochise County Quality of Life Index is the
only comprehensive look at the entire range of components that
represent quality of life for most people. Recently, the Arizona
Community Foundation in partnership with
and the Arizona Department of Commerce began development on a
similar index for