Application of geographic mapping to community advocacy and environmental health policy-making
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy
Describe the types of information geographic mapping provides that community organizations can use to assess environmental health problems and advocate for policies to address those problems Explain precautions and challenges in interpreting geographic maps of environmental hazards and health outcomes Explain the complementary relationship between professional and local knowledge in using geographic maps to assess environmental health problems and advocate for policies to address those problems
Keyword(s): Geographic Information Systems, Advocacy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked with the Clean Air Coalition of WNY on air pollution issues for 4 years. I have interpreted for the community exposure maps created by the NYSDEC and cancer and asthma maps created by the NYSDOH. I am working with two UB MPH students and a Geography graduate student to use NYS Cancer Registry data and US Census data to create cancer incidence, demographic, and SES factor maps for the Clean Air Coalition.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.