Dr. Gabriel Kaplan, NACDD Board Past President, interviews Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Ben Wood, Director of the Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement within the Department of Public Health. They discuss Massachusetts’s unique approach to addressing the social determinants of health, especially their adaptation of the Determination of Need program.


GIS Story Maps Enhance Opportunities for Montanans at Diabetes Risk

Using GIS and county-level data from CDC on risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes—specifically obesity and leisure-time physical inactivity—Montana Diabetes Program staff developed an interactive map to compare the prevalence of physical inactivity and obesity by county.


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