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Community Commons Mapping Tool


Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have free access to:

  • thousands of map-able geographic information systems (GIS) data layers and tables displayed at varying geographies for all communities in the United States;
  • an application program interface (API), providing free interoperable access to data;
  • contextualized mapping, reporting, data visualization, and sharing abilities;
  • searchable profiles of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations;
  • peer learning opportunities to explore similar topics and share best practices;
  • spaces for individuals and communities to share narratives, interviews, videos, images, documents and other online resources;
  • searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities;
  • and peer learning opportunities with colleagues across the country exploring similar interests and challenges.


Primary Toolkit:

Epidemiology Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Best Practice, Data, Epidemiology, Research, Surveillance


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The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.