5096.0 Putting Community Health on the Map (Geographic Information Systems)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session provides information on how GIS applications in state health departments can improve heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment programs and policies. The session includes talks on training strategies, specific applications from Colorado and Michigan, and IT-based supplements to traditional training strategies.
Session Objectives: Describe how a GIS training program can build capacity to design and implement more effective heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment programs. Examine how spatial data architectures developed for heart disease and stroke applications can be leveraged for use across chronic disease programs. Provide specific examples from Michigan and Colorado regarding how heart disease and stroke programs have changed after undergoing training in GIS. Explore how traditional training programs can be supplemented effectively with web-based materials, as well as online and telephone-based consulting. Demonstrate the use of a GIS portal to share strategies for the development and utilization of maps to support public health priorities for chronic disease treatment and prevention
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH

11:00 AM
Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Strategic Planning
Randi Rycroft, MSPH, Marsha A. Wilde, MPH, Mathew Christensen, PhD, Carsten Baumann and Mario Rivera
11:15 AM
Web-based GIS for Public Health Planning and Policy
Christine Schweidler, MPH, MA and Tahirah Farris, MPL
11:30 AM
Maproom: A web-based decision and planning tool for community health professionals
Joshua Tootoo, MCP, Andy Hull, MIS, Christopher J. Fresco and Ishmael G. Williams, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)