If you’ve read one of these blog posts, attended a webinar about Community Commons, submitted a support ticket, or opened the newsletter, you’ve interacted with our team at Institute for People, Place, and Possibility – or for short, IP3. Since the inception of Community Commons, there have been a handful of dedicated players working behind the scenes to provide and integrate data, tools, and stories that inspire change and improve communities. One of those integral partners, and co-founding organization, is IP3.
We believe in the power of storytelling and the importance of investing in the future by sharing those stories – … Read more
Our team has been hard at work the past couple of months integrating new data. We are excited to share the 2011-2015 data from the American Community Survey (ACS) and the recently released indicators from the 500 Cities Project. Read more
Big changes to the Commons are on the horizon, updates to some of our most utilized tools alongside the introduction of new and innovative approaches to community change. But you can be sure that the goal of Community Commons remains the same: we will be the place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities. Read more
Looking ahead to the next iteration of the community health assessment and updating the Live Well Boone County plan, team members look toward their common vision for guidance. Read more
Immigration policy has been and continues to be a controversial topic in the U.S. Over the course of the election and since taking office, President Trump has intensified national debate about immigration as he has implemented policies to enhance immigration enforcement and restrict the entry of immigrants from selected countries the Administration believes may pose a threat to the country. Read more
In early December, the Census Bureau released a State and County Dashboard – a tool that helps communities view ACS indicators in an interactive mapping environment. Read more
Communities across the nation are finding themselves struggling to wrap their arms around a problem that is vastly underreported, where the biggest risk factor for opioid use in America is being in America. Read more
This article first appeared on the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Women’s Health Policy site. INTRODUCTION Workplace benefits are an … Read more
In 2017, over 318,000 people visited Community Commons to view more than 1.6 million pages of content – covering everything from opioid use and gun control, to climate change and immigration.
Join us for a look back. Read more
In southwest Missouri, there is a bit of a chicken and egg problem. What came first, the high teen birth … Read more
As the disaster relief money began to arrive, executive directors and program service managers of community action agencies throughout the region were immediately thrust into planning mode. Wanting to ensure that resources were equitably delivered to communities in need to make the most impact, leaders sought out alternative approaches to determine distribution locations. Read more
We don’t yet know how AVs will affect communities and active transportation. But AVs bring both opportunities and dangers. Read more
Feast your eyes on this turkey inspired map series! The turkey farming industry is thriving in Minnesota. If you’re hoping … Read more