Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Health Communication
Do you like maps? Do you ever find yourself frittering away time on Google Earth? Geographic information systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for public health practitioners, including a means of quickly conveying complex statistical information through maps. They have seen widespread adoption in public health as a means of quickly disseminating information on disease activity, spatial epidemiology, and engaging the community on issues that affect their health. Click here to find out more.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/sd_insurance_2000.htm