Average Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) (µg/m³) By County (2011)

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Check out this map that shows the average fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) (µg/m³) by county for the year 2011. From the map we can see clusters with a higher average indicated by the darker shading. For instance, we can see a cluster consisting counties within for Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. It is also apparent there are higher concentrations in many Southern, Midwestern and Northeastern states compared to western states. States such as, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky predominantly have a higher average.

By Julia Watson

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Rate of Chromosomal Birth Defect Cases By County Per 10,000 Live Births in Tennessee (2008 – 2012)

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In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention month check out this map of Tennessee which shows the rate of chromosomal birth defects by county per 10,000 live births by county for the state of Tennessee for the years 2008 to 2012. From the map we can see counties such as, Williamson, Johnson, Scott and Giles had a higher rate of chromosomal birth defects, ranging from 27.01 to 36.00 per 10,00 live births. Given a mothers age is a significant risk factor for certain types of chromosomal birth defects with older mothers having a higher risk it would be interesting to compare the age demographics of these counties.

By Julia Watson

Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioners – 2017

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Check out this map that shows physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state as of 2017. From the map we can a large clusters of practitioners providing buprenorphine treatment practice in the southern and eastern states and in western states such as California. Why might this be?

By Julia Watson

Meharry Graduating Physicians Practicing Among Health Professions Shortage Areas in Tennessee-2017

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Check out this map that shows where licensed and practicing physicians that have graduated from Meharry Medical College are practicing medicine in the state of Tennessee. The map also shows health professions shortage areas (HPSAs) by county for the state of Tennessee. From the map we can see are large amount of Meharry educated physicians practicing in HPSAs such as Shelby County and Davidson County, TN.

By Michael Paul

Active NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Sites – 2017

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The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program is a program that supports registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and nurse faculty by paying up to 85%  of their student dept. Check out this heat density map which shows the number of active NURSE Corps Loan Repayment sites as of 2017. Nurses that work at these sites are eligible to have some of their student loans forgiven. From the map we can see some highly concentrated areas in the Northeastern states.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Data Warehouse. Accessed on 10/11/2017 https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/DataPortalResults.aspx

Rural Status Health Facility Sites – National Loan Repayment Sites 2017

National Loan Repayment Rural Health Facility LocationsA National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site is an approved health care facility that provides healthcare to populations residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Check out this heat density map which shows the number of NHSC rural health facility sites. Healthcare providers who work at these sites are eligible to have some of their student loans forgiven. From the map we can see highly concentrated areas in Southern, Northeastern and some Midwestern states.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Data Warehouse. Accessed on 10/11/2017 https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/DataPortalResults.aspx

National Community Mapping Institute
Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence
Meharry Medical College

By Julia Watson

Tribal Health Facility Sites – Total National Loan Repayment Sites 2017

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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