This interactive tool by Community Commons lets you document conditions in your own neighborhood.
This interactive tool lets you access data on changing demographics, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity nationwide.
A series of ready-to-use maps show life expectancy disparities by freeway exit or transit stop in major cities.
The National Equity Atlas, developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), is a comprehensive online resource for data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the potential economic benefits of racial equity.
This first-of-its-kind data tool is for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous—region by region, and state by state.
The Atlas is a tool for social change. Beyond providing data, charts, and maps, the Atlas shares policy ideas, examples of how communities are using equity data to drive policy change, and more. It equips community leaders with facts and analyses to:
The Atlas is a living resource, and PolicyLink and PERE recently added more disaggregated racial/ethnic data by ancestry for six equity indicators including wages, education, and youth disconnectedness for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole.
You will find a short summary highlighting changing demographics and key equity indicators for your community here: http://nationalequityatlas.org/data-summaries
Explore the 32 Atlas indicators in-depth here: http://nationalequityatlas.org/indicators
In the “Data and Methods” section you can find a list of the cities and regions included in the Atlas, along with information about our indicators, data sources, and methods, and FAQs: http://nationalequityatlas.org/about-the-atlas/data-methods
Check out our “Data in Action” section for stories about the data in the Atlas, recent updates, and examples of how communities are using equity data to drive change efforts: http://nationalequityatlas.org/data-in-action/stories
Here you can find Equity Profiles produced for a dozen communities and reports with comparative analyses: http://nationalequityatlas.org/reports
Want to show how where you live contributes to how long you’ll live? This site tracks differing life expectancy along transit stops and highway exits.
A series of ready-to-use maps show life expectancy disparities by freeway exit or transit stop in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, and Richmond, VA. Twelve additional cities are coming soon. The database combines vital statistics and population data to calculate newborn life expectancy, and underscores the connection between neighborhood conditions and health.
The maps below were developed for the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America.
PolicyMap is an interactive tool developed by The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications, and impact analysis. Available data include demographics, home sales, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores, workforce data, and crime statistics.
Using GIS data, this tool allows users to create thousands of maps on neighborhood demographics. Use the maps for public policy, state funding, or business expansion initiatives, for example.
This interactive tool lets you visualize how neighborhoods in the 100 largest U.S. cities fare on creating opportunities for children to be healthy physically, socially, and developmentally.
The Child Opportunity Index captures the many neighborhood conditions and resources that influence child health and development. The index and its corresponding interactive mapping tool help planners understand whether all children have equitable access to neighborhood opportunities.
Because the index can simultaneously assess up to 19 measures of neighborhood contributors to health, it can better capture the combination of risks and resources that make up a child’s neighborhood. No specialized training is needed to use the tool. The mapping tool covers all neighborhoods (census tracts) in the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.
Use the tool to:
• Guide conversations about the extent of inequities in children’s neighborhoods
• Inform community investment planning efforts and community needs assessments (including data reporting under the Affordable Care Act)
• Facilitate community-focused equity studies (e.g., fair housing assessments, health impact analyses)
• Read more in Health Affairs.
• See how other stakeholders are using the Child Opportunity Index.
This interactive tool by Community Commons lets you document conditions in your own neighborhood. Combining thousands of databases, this resource provides community data on income, education, food access, safety net program use, public housing, health care spending, banking resources, and more. See maps others have made or create a map of your own community.