CDC is launching new site for chronic diseases and GIS

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is launching a new site “designed for public health managers, community leaders, GIS users, epidemiologists and other people interested in using GIS to prevent heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases.”  It is developed through a collaborative project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and Duke University.

The site’s intent is to provide a forum for sharing ideas and techniques for using GIS for analyzing chronic diseases. It looks like an ideal site for resources for GIS training, learning tips for creating maps for public health, public health data resources, GIS software, and other information. It is also useful for sharing maps and ideas on GIS for public health and chronic diseases.

There is a prototype for the site currently online where you can provide feedback.

To see the site, click here.

Source:

CDC

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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