|Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - State Chronic Disease Prevention Programs|
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Opportunities
for State and Local Health Departments
Do you use maps in your chronic disease prevention work? We want to hear from you!
Sponsored by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), this Network provides an opportunity to facilitate networking and build connections with other chronic disease GIS users, and help state and local health departments to sustain and expand their GIS capacity.
Through the Network, GIS users can share how they are using GIS, tips for using GIS for chronic disease prevention, and questions for each other in an informal, friendly way. The Network explores tools that CDC, the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) at Rice University, and other partners have developed and keeps GIS users informed about pertinent webinars and training opportunities. Sign up for the newsletter by contacting MaryCatherine Jones, email@example.com
View Issue 1 (12/21/16) of the GIS Network newsletter.
GIS Network Webinars
Register now for the next GIS Network webinar on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3pm ET. This webinar will feature maps and presentations by chronic disease GIS users.
Past GIS Webinars
Top Tips for Beautiful, Informative Maps Webinar (April 2017) - This CDC/NACDD webinar includes a presentation from CDC's Sharon Murphy on how to create clear, easy-to-read and effective GIS maps.
Data Visualization Webinar (January 2017) - NACDD and CDC hosted this 1305/1422 Epidemiology and Surveillance and GIS Network webinar on data visualization which included presentations on effective data visualization strategies and the CDC GIS widget for the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke.
CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is excited to announce the release of the Interactive Heart Disease and Stroke Map Widget. With this widget, state and local health departments, along with other organizations, can easily display high-quality state and county-level maps of heart disease and stroke mortality on their websites. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/hds-widget.htm.
NACDD is excited join RWJF and CDC in announcing the launch of the interactive website for the 500 Cities Project. This public, interactive website allows users to retrieve, view, and explore uniformly-defined selected city and census tract-level data for the largest 500 US cities for conditions, behaviors, and risk factors that have a substantial impact on population health. The interactive mapping application also enables users to zoom in to their neighborhood and explore their local data in the larger context of their city.
The release of the interactive web application complements the early December release of the project map books and data. The project represents the first-of-its kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within these cities, to identify, analyze, and report data for 27 chronic disease measures.
States Selected for the 2017 Advanced Thematic GIS Training for State Health Departments: Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Address Blood Pressure Medication Adherence
Arkansas, California, Minnesota, and Montana have been selected to participate in a 10-day intensive GIS training, which will include 2.5 days of in-person training at Rice University in Houston, TX followed by map development and dissemination activities through June 2017. Funded by the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this advanced thematic GIS training is designed to provide the opportunity for staff from selected state health departments to develop and implement a series of projects that use GIS to address blood pressure medication adherence.
Participants will develop maps useful in highlighting and addressing the blood pressure medication adherence needs in their respective communities. These projects will address four key areas related to blood pressure medication adherence:
1) documenting existing geographic disparities in blood pressure medication adherence;
2) identifying gaps in clinical, community, and public health services that are important for supporting blood pressure medication adherence;
3) providing a basis for informing programs and policies related to blood pressure medication adherence; and
4) enhancing existing partnerships and facilitating new partnerships among pharmacists, physicians, hospitals, public health clinics, community health workers, and other health systems and health care organizations.
The FAQ document (updated 1/10/17) includes questions addressed during the three Question and Answer sessions that were offered in December and January, as well as questions received by email. Please consult this document for any clarification on the RFA.
Please direct any additional questions to MaryCatherine Jones, Public Health Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.