February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to talk about the alarming growth of heart disease in the US. Heart disease contributes to 1 in 4 deaths each year- and is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Read more
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Community Commons is excited to announce a new partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, an interdisciplinary alliance that works to improve the well-being of youth across the US, and its research institute, Center for Promise, housed at Boston University through their partnerships, research and programming they are able to provide community change-makers with the information they … Read more
Jason Pace is the Farm Services Manager at the Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP). He oversees health outreach programs located in clinics and service sites throughout Northern and Central Illinois. The program provides services for an often overlooked group- seasonal migrant workers and their families. Through Community Commons’ Health Needs Assessments he has been able to … Read more
Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or MSA’s, is a term often used when describing data geography. MSA’s are defined as: Geographic entities delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics. A MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population. Each … Read more
Guest Voice by Sarah Gillespie and Mary Bogle from the Urban Institute. President Obama has said it many times: a child’s course in life should not be determined by the zip code in which he or she is born. In keeping with that philosophy, the Obama administration has invested millions of federal dollars in initiatives … Read more
The 500 Cities Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The 500 Cities project aims to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities … Read more
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