Community Commons is a robust online platform that supports change-makers working to advance equitable community health and well-being. For over a decade, we’ve connected those driving change to the best tools, resources, data, and stories to support this work. 

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  • Thousands of curated tools, resources, data, and stories
  • Organized into 10 Discovery Streams and over 200 Topic Areas
  • Hundreds of new resources added each month

Well-Being

We promote an inclusive, holistic approach to improving population health and well-being, which means cross-sector, collaborative, multi--solving strategies.

Data

Using data to examine the state of a community helps shed light on community conditions and informs targeted, effective community-change efforts.

Equity

An equitable approach to community change is imperative to success. It’s important to empower people, regardless of position, to share their story and create positive change.

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Taking Action for Climate Justice: Our Top Tools, Resources, Stories, and Data
Story - Original
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Published on 02/20/2024
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An Introduction to Stewardship
Story - Original
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An Introduction to Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change
Story - Original
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Data Accessibility
Topic - Data & Assessment
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Monitoring and Surveillance
Topic - Data & Assessment
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College Students
Topic - People
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Rural Communities
Topic - Places
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Transportation
Topic - Quality Of Life
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Trafficked People
Topic - People
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The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Public Health
Story - Original
Published on 02/06/2024
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Reflecting on My Mom’s Death: Moving Toward A More Complex Understanding of Health, Disability, And Dying
Story - Original
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Published on 03/28/2023
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Community Indicator Library
Library
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 01/10/2024
An image of different colored ribbons, each indicative of a different form of cancer. An orange banner spanning the top of the image reads
Cancers
Topic - Quality Of Life
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Arts and Culture
Topic - Quality Of Life
A photo of a person with curly hair holding a baby. An orange banner spanning the top of the image reads
Maternal and Infant Health
Topic - Quality Of Life
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Taking Action for Reproductive Justice: Our Favorite Tools, Resources, and Data
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
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Older Adults
Topic - People
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An Introduction to Health Equity
Story - Original
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PHERN Helps Changemakers End the Pandemic, Advance Equity, Build a Public Health System for the Future
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 03/31/2022
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LGBTQ+ Health Equity Library
Library
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Published on 03/01/2022
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Most Popular on Community Commons in 2023
Story - Original
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Published on 12/18/2023
Mapping and Data Tools Library
Library
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Administrative Data
Topic - Data & Assessment
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BIPOC Health Equity Library
Library
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 09/27/2022
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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
Library
Brought to you by WIN Network
Published on 04/20/2021
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HIV/AIDS and STIs
Topic - Quality Of Life
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Data Equity
Topic - Possibilities
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Maps and Data
Story - Original
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Staff Pick!
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Taking Action to End Gun Violence: Our Top Tools, Resources, Stories, and Data
Story - Original
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Staff Pick!
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Our Favorite State Data Tools
Story - Original
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Community Health Improvement Plans
Topic - Data & Assessment
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An Introduction to Advocacy as a Change Strategy for Nonprofits
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 09/29/2023
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Community Development
Topic - Quality Of Life
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An Introduction to Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Story - Original
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Published on 09/19/2023
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Food Insecurity on College Campuses
Story - Original
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Schools and School Districts
Topic - Quality Of Life
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Priority Populations Channel
Resource - Data Bank/repository
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Cultural Humility and Competence
Topic - Possibilities
In Solidarity with Maui: Taking Action for Wildfire Response, Recovery, and Prevention
Story - Original
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Published on 08/24/2023
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Climate Change, Hawaiian Sovereignty, and the Lahaina Fires: An Interview with Honuʻāina Nichols
Story - Original
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Published on 08/24/2023
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Centering Black Voices
Story - Original
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Beyond Inclusion: Pronoun Use for Health and Well-Being
Story - Original
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Navigating the Opioid and Substance Use Data Landscape: Strategies to Assemble Data and Bridge Gaps
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by IP3
Published on 03/07/2022
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Taking Action for Trans Rights: Our Favorite Tools, Resources, and Data
Story - Original
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Indigenous Knowledge Library
Library
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Published on 08/04/2022
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Accessibility and Disability Equity Library
Library
Published on 09/01/2022
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Accessibility
Topic - Possibilities
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Thriving Campuses Toolkit
Tool - Toolkit/toolbox
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Published on 01/05/2022