This measure tracks the number of children receiving services through Fulton’s Health Clinics who are adequately immunized according to guidelines established by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The Nursing Division provides routine childhood vaccinations (including DTap, Td, Hib, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and varicella vaccines) in accordance with the ACIP immunization schedule
Funding for the arts and cultural programs in Fulton County at the local level comes mainly through the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Both agencies use their funding in the support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions, public art and cultural programming for residents. This measure tracks the combined expenditures by those two sources.
This measure represents combined annual spending by the local jurisdictions (cities and county) within Fulton County on highways and streets. The expenditures included in this measure are those reported annually to the Georgia Department Community Affairs (DCA) as part of the Report on Local Government Financing.
About 26,000 individuals were booked into the Fulton County Jail in the course 2017 after being arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor or felony violations or for such things as failure to appear in court or probation violations. Some people may spend only hours in jail before being released on bond while others may spend months awaiting trial for serious crimes or after being sentenced to serve time. This measure tracks the daily number of detainees in any of the Fulton County jail facilities averaged over the course of a year.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality, which is calculated based on the pollutant concentration of criteria air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. AQI value of 101-150 indicates air quality condition is unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, which include children, elderly and people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
This measure tracks the accessibility of public libraries in Fulton County. A library is considered accessible if it is within a 5-mile driving distance of a residence. The area within a 5-mile driving distance was determined through an analysis using geographic information systems (GIS) software.
This measure tracks the percentage of third graders attending public schools in Fulton County who scored at or above the level set for students on the track to college and career readiness, measured as the percentage of students in 6tg to 8th grade achieving a Lexile measure equal to or greater than 650 on the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts (ELA) end-of-grade (EOG) assessment. Students scoring at this level have demonstrated proficiency in the knowledge and skills as specified in Georgia’s content standards and are considered prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.
There are a number of ways to measure how well a community provides its residents with opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Trust for Public Land combines a number of measures such as park acreage per resident, walkable access, and spending to derive a single park score; however, that organization rates large municipalities rather than counties. We have chosen instead to use a single measure for which data is readily available for Fulton County and its national benchmark counties: public parkland acreage per 1,000 residents. While this measure may not capture all factors determining outdoor recreational opportunities, the amount of land set aside as parkland is an important measure of opportunities for healthy outdoor activities.