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.


Percent of the US population without health insurance coverage (2000)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Retrieved from


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