Indianapolis Star: Indy finishes in bottom on quality of life study

Shari Rudavsky, shari.rudavsky@indystar.com,  Feb. 16, 2017

Groan. Another study that tells us how much worse Indianapolis is than many other cities in the nation. But unlike some other studies that point the finger and then move on, this latest one, conducted by CityHealth, offers some constructive suggestions about ways Indianapolis can improve to meet what the study calls the “gold standard” for health in cities.

The study, supported by the deBeaumont Foundation, rated the 40 most-populated cities in the United States in nine areas related to quality of life policies, from access to universal pre-kindergarten to cigarette and alcohol laws to housing.

Five cities received gold ratings, five silver and nine bronze. Only three cities, Boston, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., earned medals in each of the nine categories.

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