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.

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Percent of the US population without health insurance coverage (2000)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/sd_insurance_2000.htm

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