Visit the “Community Commons” which provides great tools you can use to help with your healthy, equitable, and sustainable community work.  Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities.  This website provides public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities so you can thoroughly explore community health.

Visit for a list of information about Jackson County, IL. You will find information about our residents such as population demographics, language spoken in our homes, level of education, and much more. You will also find some quick facts about the businesses in our county. 

Visit IDPH – Health Statistics for a variety of data gathered by the state health department. 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world. To learn more visit:

The IPLAN Data System provides easy access to selected public health indicators, by county or community, for assessment and planning purposes.

IQuery is a web-based data query system for collecting and disseminating public health data.

View the Southern Illinois Cancer Report and the Southern Illinois Cancer Risk Factor Report to learn ways cancer affects Jackson County residents.

Visit the Illinois open data portal at  This site is a clearinghouse of various data sets.

Thank you for visiting the Community Health Status Indicators 2015 (CHSI) interactive web application. CHSI and County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) have teamed up to provide a comprehensive resource for community health profiles and peer county rankings. Effective August 31, 2017, CHSI will no longer be supported, but CHR&R will now allow nationwide comparison of counties with similar populations based on key demographic, social, and economic indicators. This important collaboration allows CHR&R to deliver popular functionality of both CHSI and CHR&R products in one central location. You are now being redirected to to continue with your rankings and comparison request. Please bookmark this new page for future use and reference. Thank you.

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