The Environmental Health Division of the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness is responsible for the permitting and periodic inspection of all food service establishments in the county. Food service establishments are defined as establishments used in the preparation, manufacturing or processing, and service of meals, lunches, short orders, sandwiches, frozen desserts, or other edible products. Establishments are rated using an inspection report with 18 categories, each focused on a specific area food safety. Each inspection results in a numeric score and a corresponding grade of A, B, C or U. This measure tracks the annual percentage of inspections that result in a grade of A.
The Gini index is the most commonly used measure of income distribution and is estimated annually for U.S. populations by the Census Bureau based on household income. The Gini index has a theoretical range of 0 to 1. An index of 0 indicates perfect equality, where all households have the same income. An index of 1 indicates maximal inequality, where one household has all the income and the others have none. The Gini indices for the U.S. and for the state of Georgia for 2016 were both around 0.48. (It should be noted that the Gini index can be calculated in different ways and can therefore vary between sources for the same population. The Census Bureau, for example, calculates the index based on pre-tax income, so their index will appear high compared to sources that use income after tax transfers.)
This measure tracks the estimated percentage of residents who are satisfied with Fulton County cultural faciities based on responses from the annual resident survey conducted by Kennesaw State University. Residents are asked: "How would you rate the quality of the art centers you visit?". Respondents who answered "Excellent", "Very good" or "Good" were counted as satisfied.
This measure tracks the average time it takes for a person to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional after arriving at a hospital emergency department. The data come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are based on a sampling of emergency department patients from U.S. hospitals. The Fulton County hospital included are Emory Midtown, Grady Memorial, Northside, Piedmont, Saint Joseph's, Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital. The average wait times for Fulton County and its national benchmark counties presented here are actually averages of the median wait times of hospitals in each county.
This key performance indicator measures the total number of people employed by private industries in Fulton County. Private industry includes any non government employer from small businesses and major corporations. The data are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Employment and Wages and includes the number of people employed by all private industries.
This measure tracks the percentage of residents who say that they are satisfied with the availability of cultural opportunities in their area. The 2016 Fulton County Resident Survey provided a baseline for this measure. Respondents were given four options to the question "How satisfied are you with the availability of cultural opportunities in your area?": very satisfied, satisfied, dissatisfied or vert dissatisfied. The survey was conducted again in the fall of 2017 and a third survey is underway as of November 2018.