The National Center for Education Statistics released updates for two highly-utilized data sets at the beginning of 2017. The Commons has incorporated updates to Free and Reduced Price Lunch and Majority Minority Schools and they are now available to map alone or alongside other data. Read more
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In the last decade, as public health experts have mapped these areas of social disparity, they have also begun plotting a new set of data points on health outcomes. Indeed, it probably doesn’t surprise anyone that healthier living environments give rise to healthier lives. And longer lives, too. Read more
The safety of our food, the places we live, work, and play, the air we breathe, the water we drink, are all dependent on the climate and associated weather patterns. Read more
Roanoke, Virginia’s West End neighborhood was recently typified by high rates of crime, poverty, poor health outcomes, and financial insecurity. The Freedom First Credit Union decided to finance the city’s rejuvenation efforts to stabilize the most at-risk households in the neighborhood. Read more
Chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the items we touch are absorbed into our bodies. And even at low doses, some of these toxic chemicals—such as certain pesticides, lead, arsenic, and particulates in air pollution—have particularly negative effects on the brain development of babies, our most precious population. Read more
After completing a Regional Health Assessment and identifying health priority areas, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department turned to Community Commons to build a reporting tool that would keep the community informed of the progress they’re making. Read more
We’re glad you’re here and excited to show you the great tools you can use on Community Commons to help with your work. Read more