Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities

Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities – This is one of a pair of resources that was sent my way by smart people who know that I am interested in social determinants of health (hashtag: #SDOH). This one came to me from Tyler Norris, who I met at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute Annual Meeting recently.

Both resources have interactive, graphical information system-type interfaces. I decided to take each one for a test drive to examine two data points, life expectancy, and disability-free life expectancy, in Washington, DC. These data points are important to me based on my read of the Marmot Review, which I blogged about previously.

I couldn’t find disability-free life expectancy, but I did find life expectancy for Washington, DC. This map does show the approximately 7-year difference in life expectancy between a person in Washington, DC and Southern Maryland.

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thanks for the thoughful review and test-drive Ted. our intent is for this free resource to serve the nation’s health and prosperity – by being able to search/find who else is working on place-based initiatives, and to access the 7000 data layers for GIS mapping — so all user feedback is most welcome. tyler

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