Institute for People, Place, & Possibility | 303 N. Stadium Blvd., Suite 200 Columbia, MO 65203 | www.i-p3.org

AMPLIFY COMMUNITY CHANGE. 

We make data easy.

WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE FOR PEOPLE, PLACE, AND POSSIBILITY?

WE MOVE YOU FROM KNOWING TO DOING.

We’re a nonprofit organization working to create healthy, equitable, sustainable communities, and we believe in building capacity for communities to make real, lasting change. Through years of experience, we've found that the best way to do that is by sharing what works and what doesn't, and where communities should be headed next. Our work -- both as the life force behind Community Commons and through our offering of web-based data solutions -- is founded in our commitment to improving community and population health. We provide knowledge and know-how surrounding data and technology, rooted in our deep passion for community partnerships. 

Simple Access To Data

Gone are the days of scouring through thousands of data layers to find the right indicators for your community. We’ve simplified data access through web-based applications, giving you fast, up-to-date data from authoritative sources.

Effective Analysis

Access to reliable data alone is not helpful if reports don’t make sense; viewing long lists of indicators does not lead to actionable results. Our tools automatically apply a framework with which to view the data through grouping indicators into relevant categories, and use relative ranking to provide context. You’ll be able to easily compare your community to state and national averages, identify outliers, and determine where to take action.

Understandable Reports

You shouldn’t have to be a policy wonk or a data geek to understand what data indicate about the status of your community. Our user interface allows for easy interpretation of assessment outputs, comprehensive, shareable reports, engaging data visualizations, and simple, one-click reporting.

We know that finding reputable, relevant, and inspiring tools and resources can be overwhelming. That’s why the Community Commons exists. Our job is to curate the things you need to start, or continue, your journey toward community change. All of the work done at IP3 directly benefits the Commons, ensuring that it remains alive and thriving. 

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