Tribal Health Facility Sites – Total National Loan Repayment Sites 2017


Check out this heat density map which shows the total number of tribal health facility sites health providers can work at to have some of their student loans forgiven. From the map we can see highly concentrated areas in states such as, Oklahoma, California, and Washington.


By Julia Watson


Total Number of National Loan Repayment Sites 2017


Check out this interactive map which shows the total number of loan repayment sites. The top layer is a heat density map showing the loan repayment site concentration. The red areas represent the more concentrated areas of the facility sites. We can see that the more concentrated areas are in the more populated areas and also along the Mississippi and Appalachian areas which are known as being undeserved areas. The bottom layer represents per capita income by county.

By Julia Watson

Age-Adjusted Breast Cancer Mortality Among White Women By County ( 2013-2015)


Check out this map that shows the age-adjusted  mortality rate of breast cancer among non Hispanic white women by county for the years 2013 to 2015 per 100,000 population.

By Julia Watson

Percent Of Breast Cancer Medicare Beneficiaries By County (2013)


Interesting map that shows the percentage of breast cancer medicare beneficiaries by county for the year 2013. From the map we can see some states have a large portion of counties with a high percentage of medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who have breast cancer, such as Florida and some states along the east cost indicated by the darker shading. In contrast, we can see many western states  have counties shaded yellow/yellow orange indicating a low percentage of medicare beneficiaries with breast cancer.

By Julia Watson

Age-Adjusted Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rate by State 2014


Today’s map shows the age-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rate by state for the year 2014 per 100,000 people. From the map we can see that there are higher rates of incidence in the northeast region as well as the state of Washington. The lower incidence rates were in the southwestern region of the country, Nevada and Arkansas.

By Michael Paul 

Age-Adjusted Firearm Mortality By State 2015


Check out this map that shows firearm mortality by state for the year of 2015 per 100,000 total population. From the map we can see a cluster of south states that had rates ranging between 13.51 – 23.50, indicated by the dark brown/brown shading. We can also see some western states such as, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Montana also had a high rate of firearm mortality. In contrast, some states, such as California, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Road Island, Iowa and Montana had a low mortality rate ranging between 3.00 – 7.50, indicated by the yellow shading.

By Julia Watson

Rate of Self Reported Pesticide Related Illness By State 2014



Today’s map shows the rate of self reported pesticide related illness by state for the year of 2014 per 100,000 person. From the map we can see some states had rates ranging as low as 0.00 to 0.27 indicated by the yellow shading. In contrast some states, such as Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Kansas and Virginia had rates as high as 0.87 to 2.56 indicated by the dark blue shading. However, its important to note that because these are self-reported rates the date is subjected to under-reporting. In addition, because these exposures are self-reported both the type of pesticide and the degree of illness associated with the exposure may be mis-classified since the designation by the poison control center for both is based on the description provided by the caller.

According to the CDC farmworkers are among those when are subjected to pesticide exposure. For more information on migrant workers click here.

By Julia Watson