142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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GIS and Healthy Communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become a central tool in Public Health to collect, analyze, visualize and report health information. With the push towards government transparency, open data and stakeholder involvement GIS has an even larger role to play in the health enterprise. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be the glue that pulls the diverse information together to inform strategic decisions within the health systems of the future. This session will expose attendees to a few examples of how GIS is making a difference in healthcare collaboration, stakeholder engagement and education.
Session Objectives: List the benefits of employing GIS throughout a large health organization or agency to fulfill varied mandates and complex workflows. Explain the importance of a system-wide culture of decision making based on real-time GIS enabled data. List sharing and analytic functions on the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative interactive mapping website.
Diane Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III and Jayfus Doswell, PhD

Spatially Connected Health Data
Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology Center (HIIT Center)

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