Current News and Events


Crime in Indianapolis: Trends, Sources, and Opportunities for Change

January 26, 2016
The IU Public Policy Institute has released its latest report, Crime in Indianapolis: Trends, Sources, and Opportunities for Change. This report reviews factors connected to Indianapolis’ rising homicides and non-fatal shootings during 2015. The overview of 2015’s violent crimes and community-wide issues was a collaborative effort between the Institute and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police... Read More »


New study says location is a factor in Hoosier access to health care

January 25, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS -- In its latest report, "Hoosier Health and Access to Care," the Indiana University Public Policy Institute points out the link between a county's health status and its access to providers and geographical location in the state."Hoosiers living in suburban and midsized communities have better access to care and report better health outcomes than those living in urban and rural... Read More »


Institute's Hoosier Health study highlighted in media outlets

January 24, 2016
The Institute recently released a study that found access to health care in Indiana is different for Hoosiers, depending on where they live. Those living in suburban and midsized communities have better access to health outcomes than those living in urban and rural areas, according to the study. Senior Policy Analyst Sue Burow authored the report. WFYI interviewed Burow on the study's findings,... Read More »


Senior Policy Analyst Jamie Palmer comments on mayor's travel expenses

January 23, 2016
Jamie Palmer, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute, was recently quoted in an Indianapolis Business Journal story on Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard's frequent travel and traveling expenses. Palmer, who is part of a committee for The Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments project, said there is no standard for how much a mayor should spend on travel or should be away, adding that it... Read More »


Local media highlight Community Vitality Index findings

January 7, 2016
The Institute recently released the Community Vitality Index, the latest brief of the Thriving Communities, Thriving State project. The brief highlights Indiana counties experiencing disparities as some show relative strength in personal and economic well-being while their counterparts struggle. Statewide media recently featured some of the Institute's findings. In an editorial, The Herald... Read More »