Community Commons is an interactive mapping tool created to inspire change and improve communities. Thousands of databases are combined in categories such as income/economy, education, food, environment, and health. Through the use of maps, reports, and stories, Community Commons helps users implement action plans for local communities.
Why We Like It: The easy-to-navigate, open source interface allows users to map both publicly available and user-shared data with no special training and at no cost. Hospitals and healthcare systems can also use the Indicator Reports to develop Community Health Needs Assessments to meet their Affordable Care Act requirements. Finally, the Vulnerable Populations Footprint tool maps poverty rate and educational attainment as measures of health disparities and community vulnerability.
See more of our favorite maps:
The Power of Maps, July 16, 2015
The Power of Maps, Continued, July 30, 2015
#MapsThatClick, August 10, 2015
Mapping Child Opportunity, August 27, 2015
Mapping Residential Displacement and Gentrification, September 29, 2015
Mapping Social Determinants of Health, Nov 5, 2015