CDC Stroke Death Rate

This CDC map displays stroke death rates from 2011-2013 in adults ages sixty-five and older. The data is taken from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Center for Health Statistics. This particular map shows all ethnic groups, and if you visit the site you can see other maps that focus on one ethnicity. Go to to see all the maps and to view more information !


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Map of Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

Image The Council on Foreign Relations offers this Map of Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks. There’s a clicker to walk through the last six years and an opportunity to contribute data. There is a menu choice called “Introduction” which explains the point: This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable. Read the full article here. Jin Lee, Intern,

What’s Happening in Haiti?

Haiti Aid Map offers a quick way of viewing and navigating the many projects that are going on right now in Haiti. The data on the site represents only a fraction of all NGO projects, but even in the health sector alone, there are over 160 current documented and mapped projects running. The initiative is focused on collecting information on NGOs’ work at the project level and making this information transparent to donors, other NGOs, businesses, governments, and more through an easy to access online interactive map. Check it out here!

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,

Striking Differences in Life Expectancies in Baltimore Neighborhoods

City health data from Baltimore, Maryland illustrates a startling difference between the life expectancy of those in rich and poor neighborhoods. Life expectancy for those living the the richest neighborhoods is 20 years longer than for those in the poorest.

The Baltimore Sun used city data to develop an interactive map that illustrates these striking differences. The city of Baltimore has created Healthy Baltimore 2015, which is a plan to target the top 10 health-related ailments that are impacting people there. For the first time, the city is utilizing mapping in such a way that illustrates these specific and comprehensive goals, which include smoking cessation and obesity reduction.

Read the full article, and check out the interactive map.

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Interactive Map

The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations provides a Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks interactive map that displays a visual plot of the global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that can be easily prevented by vaccines.

Since 2008, the project has sought to promote awareness of global health problems that are easily preventable via inexpensive and effective vaccinations.

Check out the Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks interactive map!

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,

New York Health Department Restaurant Ratings Map

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene performs unannounced sanitary inspections of every restaurant at least once a year. This interactive map displays a letter grade for each inspected establishment, which is representative of a violation point system. The interactive map offers individuals with the opportunity to explore the letter grades of all of the restaurants in the city, along with violation descriptions.

Check out the NY Health Department Restaurant Ratings interactive map!

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,

Chicago’s Cooling Centers Interactive Map

Many regions in the United States just underwent a searing heat wave, and more are expected to come this summer. These oppressive record high temperatures make being indoors in cooler temperatures more desired and safer in general, but access to air conditioning is not always an option for individuals.

The City of Chicago offers a “Cooling Centers” interactive map that displays locations where individuals can escape the oppressive heat.

Check out the Cooling Centers interactive map.

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,

Interactive California Healthcare Atlas

The California Healthcare Atlas presented by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) helps to visualize healthcare information and offers a better snapshot of the healthcare “landscape” of the state.

The application is interactive and utilizes GIS mapping. The application provides detailed information about hospitals, finance data, primary care clinics, hospital reports, and more.

Access it here: Interactive California Healthcare Atlas

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices,