Alabama is more than the sum of its government, schools, and economy. PARCA explores factors that make Alabama an ideal place to build a quality life.

PARCA provides:
Comparative studies of infrastructure and the built environment.
Explorations of health, poverty, community wellbeing.
Community Vitality Index.
Program evaluations of local nonprofits and social services providers.


Alabama State and Local Resources for following Coronavirus COVID-19

See the menu at the top of the PARCA homepage: Updated information available at PARCA’s Coronavirus Resource page Responding to Read the full release.  


Healthcare Ranks #2 Among Alabama Voter Priorities

In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.