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Maps & Data

Data tools featured on Community Commons

When you think about Community Commons, maps and data might be the first things that pop into your mind. Over the years, we've had the privilege of creating a network of partners who have developed and made publicly-available a variety of data and mapping tools. 

Home page of CARES Vulnerable Populations Footprint tool
SparkMap Vulnerable Populations Footprint
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by CARES
Home page of CARES Location Opportunity Footprint tool
SparkMap Location Opportunity Footprint Tool
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by CARES
BroadStreet Reports
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by BroadStreet
Home page of CARES Map Room
CARES Map Room
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by CARES
Staff Pick!
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by IP3
Home page of CARES Report Tool
CARES Assessments
Brought to you by CARES
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Dataset - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by CDC
Home page of CARES CHNA Report tool
SparkMap Community Needs Assessment
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Brought to you by CARES
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Community Health Needs Assessment
Topic - Data & Assessment

Now, we're doing things a little differently

You're doing complex community change work. You need more local data, you need data in context, and you need actionable information to create change. In other words, you need a suite of stories, resources, tools, and data to tackle your day.

You need actionable data in context

Now, the Commons will curate and share recommended resources to help you easily identify and find the right data and mapping tools to understand the state of your community within the context of the issue you're focusing on. But, importantly, you'll also be connected to resources and stories to help you move from knowing about the state of your community to doing something to improve it -- you'll be able to more easily identify levers for creating change to move you from insight to action. 

Below are a few favorite examples of this shift in how the Commons is now organized.

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Active Transportation
Topic - Possibilities
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Making Sense of COVID-19 Data, Mapping, & Modeling Tools
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons

You need local data

We know that community change happens locally and the best momentum builds at the local level. You need to find community-specific data that is up-to-date, available at a more granular level, and culturally relevant. Local data help you understand the needs and assets in your community and inform decisions about where to invest resources and which efforts to prioritize. The Commons recommends indicators and data sources that are specific to your community. 

Landing page for City Health Dashboard
City Health Dashboard
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
Staff Pick!
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10 Great State Health Data Tools
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons

Help us grow our list of tools

Fill out this form and tell us about your favorite tools and resources. Our team is actively curating indicators and tools within actionable community-change frameworks, so you can easily move from knowing to doing. Keep checking back because our library of content is growing daily!