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
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.
The Fulton County Emergency Services E-911 Center is the centralized public safety answering point for all 911 calls within Unincorporated Fulton County and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City as well as the Fulton County School Police and the Chattahoochee River National Park Service. Incoming emergency calls are dispatched to first response units including police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS). Priority 1 calls are those for an incident where the immediate presence of a responder is essential to save life, prevent serious injury, or to arrest a violent felon. This includes many police calls and nearly all fire and EMS calls.
Obesity is defined in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A adult with a BMI from 18.5 to 24.9 is considered to have a normal or healthy weight. Below 18.5 is considered underweight, from 25 to 29.9 is overweight and 30 and over is obese. Although BMI is an indirect measure of body fat and should be used for screening rather than diagnosis at the individual level, studies have shown that BMI correlates with body fat and future health risks and is therefore a reliable measure of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a population.
Housing affordability burden as measured here represents the percentage of households in Fulton County with annual income less than $20,000 that spend over 30% of their income on the home they own. Paying over 30% of household income on housing presents a significant burden for low income homeowners and leave them with limited income for other essential spending.
This measure tracks the percentage of residents who lack convenient access to markets where healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables are sold. Factors restricting access include physical proximity, access to a vehicle and household income. The calculation of the percentage required an in-depth analysis of data related to the locations of food markets. The methodology for the analysis drew from work by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aimed at identifying "food deserts" across the country; however, in order to better inform policy decisions at the local level, the analysis was performed using geographic units roughly equating to neighborhoods.
The case clearance rate measures how well the court is keeping up with its incoming case load. A clearance rate of 100% represents a court that is disposing of the same number of cases it is receiving. A clearance rate above 100% represents a court that is disposing of more cases than it is receiving. A clearance rate below 100% represents a court that is disposing of fewer cases than it is receiving. This measure includes only felony cases, which are handled by the Fulton County Superior Court.
The case clearance rate measures how well the court is keeping up with its incoming case load. A clearance rate of 100% represents a court that is disposing of the same number of cases it is receiving. A clearance rate above 100% represents a court that is disposing of more cases than it is receiving. A clearance rate below 100% represents a court that is disposing of fewer cases than it is receiving. This measure includes only misdemeanor cases, which are handled by the Fulton County State Court.