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Overview

COGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based tool that allows users to turn complex data sets into maps and other easy-to-use visualizations, revealing the relationships, patterns, and trends that help tell a story.

Find Inspiration: Explore Ways COGIS Can Work for You

Click on the box below that best represents you to view a video about how COGIS can support your work!

Tonya
Tonya is a community organizer and advocate. She is a member of the healthy community coalition who has a deep understanding of the community’s history, desires and needs.
Sara
Sara provides leadership for a local agency focused on serving a wide range of community needs. She often convenes local stakeholders to create conditions that help advance strategy implementation of local coalitions.
Daniel
Daniel is a researcher who often serves as evaluation support for community health initiatives. He is an invited or contracted team member of the community coalition who holds a commitment to letting the data inform the work.
Maria
Maria works for a local agency focused on improving health outcomes across communities in need. She serves as co-chair of the healthy community coalition providing coordination support and community health strategy expertise.

COGIS has thousands of layers of national, state, county, and local data on children and youth, poverty, education, civic engagement, food, health, housing, the environment, and transportation.

Starter Maps: Explore Indicators of Obesity in Your Community

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Racial Disparity and Premature Death

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Housing Equity

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Linguistically Isolated Populations

With these maps you can:

  • visualize data at local, regional, and national levels;
  • identify relationships among obesity and numerous other factors, such as a neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status, residents’ health attributes, prevalence of fast-food restaurants, or ease of walking; and
  • produce maps, reports, and “what if” scenarios.

                           

Support for this project was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Private Hub Hub Tree: Childhood Obesity GIS

COGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based tool that allows users to turn complex data sets into maps and other easy-to-understand visualizations, revealing the relationships, patterns, and trends that help tell a story.

COGIS has thousands of layers of national, state, county, and local data on children and youth, poverty, education, civic engagement, food, health, housing, the environment, and transportation. With this tool, you can:
report & visualize data at local, regional, and national levels; identify relationships among obesity and numerous other factors, such as neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status, residents’ health attributes, prevalence of fast-food restaurants, or ease of walking; and produce maps, reports, and “what-if” scenarios.

This Hub is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.