The Availability of Food

These maps from 2010 show the availability of grocery store locations and also the percentage of people who had a car to get there. The topic of food availability is already an interesting conversation.. is there enough food? Is there enough food, but it just isn’t distributed evenly? Why is healthy food more expense then unhealthy? Why has food become more of a business then of a way to survive? Take a look at these maps, because they bring another problem into the mix! Transportation and accessibility.

The information for the maps was collected from the USDA Food Environment Atlas and the maps were created by Meharry Medical College.

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Percentage of Low Birth Weight 2015

This map shows the percentage of low birth weight in 2005 across the US. The blue shows areas where low birth weight was less of an issue, or where there were fewer cases, and the red color shows areas where low birth weight was more prone. The map was put together by Meharry Medical College and the data was collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Healthmap.com

Healthmap.com is a great site to quickly and easily see health alerts and information around you. When you go on the site, you can let the site access your location and immediately health alerts pop up. The picture below shows 89 alerts around central NJ this past week. Click on the data points to view more information about the disease and the location.

Stay alert & stay healthy! Thanks healthmap.com for the information. Go to healthmap.com to see more.

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FARS National Highway Accident Intensity Map- 2014

The map below shows highway accidents displayed in a heat map to show areas of most intensity. The data is collected from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014. Check the map out at communitymappingforhealthequity.org.

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Suicide Mortality Rates by County 2000-2009

Below is a map showing suicide mortality rates by county from 2000-2009 records. The blue shows the lowest rates, moving up to red with the highest. Those places that are shown in the white color represent insufficient data. The data was taken from CDC Wonder and put into a map by the Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry Medical College.

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Vacant Housing Units 2010- 2014

This map was put together by Meharry Medical College with data from 2010- 2014 from the  America Community Survey. The data represents the percentage empty housing units across the US with the lightest color representing 1-12.4% and the darkest red color showing 44.9-81.3%. View this map and other data maps on communitymappingforhealthequity.org

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