4113.0 GIS Mapping and Implementation

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related applications can be used to determine disease prevalence and distribution of resources, as well as for infectious disease outbreak investigations. As the technologies improve, health departments are relying more and more on these systems for these and other functions. This presentation seeks to highlight such successes.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 1. describe how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to track distribution of human resources; 2. discuss the merits of geospatial data for public health surveillance.
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III
Comilla Sasson, MD, MS

10:30 AM
Development of a Systematic Neighborhood Analysis Method for Implementation of a Targeted CPR Training Program in High-Opportunity Neighborhoods in Denver
Comilla Sasson, MD, MS, Eric Ross, BA University of Colorado Denver, Ariann Nassel, MA and Debbi Main, PhD
10:50 AM
Methods for using publicly available statistical analysis and mapping tools to visualize NIH research projects
Susan E. Awad, MA, Katrina Pearson, Lindsay R. Pool, MPH, Robin M. Wagner, PhD, MS and Charles Wu, MPH
11:30 AM
Virginia Rural Health Data Portal
Steve Sedlock, MURP, GISP, Ken Cook, Beth O'Connor, MEd and Kimber Simmons

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)