CDC GIS Web Applications
Environmental Health Analyst
The Environmental Health Analyst is an online spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to spatial data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues. The Environmental Health Analyst is powered by a GIS datawarehouse hosted by ATSDR/CDC and is enhanced with features that are of key value to members of the public health community. Not simply a "map my house" tool, EHA is uniquely focused on the challenges that are encountered by public health professionals as they investigate public health concerns or simply gather information about a health issue.
Migrant Clinicians' Network HEART
MCN's HEART (Health and Environment Analysis and Resource Tool) is an interactive web based geographic application to support field clinicians looking for information, tools, referrals and services in environmental/occupational health for their migrant patients. MCN's environmental and occupational health program aims to reduce risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards for migrant and seasonal farmworkers by increasing the capacity and improving the practices of clinicians serving farmworkers and their families. Specifically, MCN is trying to (1) raise primary health care providers' index of suspicion regarding occupational and environmental causes of health problems, and (2) provide health care providers with tools and resources to address these health problems. HEART is an important tool that MCN together with the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has developed in order to assist clinicians in the recognition and management of environmental/occupational exposures and illness related to farm work.
Rabies Surveillance Mapping
The Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Geospatial Research and Analysis and Services Program have developed this internet-based mapping application as a surveillance tool to help better define the epizootic fronts of raccoon rabies in the southeastern United States . Establishing a near Real-Time Geographic Information System (GIS) to locate rabies cases is crucial for the timely identification of localities in need of further diagnostic scrutiny and to identify key areas where targeted control measures with oral rabies vaccination should be applied, in hopes to prevent the continued spread of this disease among raccoons and other mammalian reservoirs.
WONDER-GATHER Mapping Extension
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER is a system that provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data. The data sets available via the WONDER portal run the gamut from mortality/natality statistics to behavioral risk factor surveillance counts. The data are inherently spatial; they are collected and reported upon a variety of geographic units at varying degrees of granularity. Thus, it is a natural extension to enable the web-based WONDER reports with GIS-based cartographic displays that may reveal both spatial and spatial/temporal patterns.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is currently conducting several projects that utilize geographic data. The interactive system known as INJURYMAPS is one such project. It uses MapInfo software to provide access to the geographic distribution of injury-related mortality rates in the the United States. County-level and state-level maps of age-adjusted mortality rates can be created for the entire United States and for individual states. Visualizeable causes of death include drowning, falls, fires (including burn related deaths), firearms, homicides, motor-vehicles (including traffic related deaths), poisonings, suicide, and traumatic brain injuries. INJURYMAPS is web-accessible and available for public use on the NCIPC's website.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Maps – Division of Adult and Community Health
- The BRFSS is a telephone based survey of behavioral risk factors throughout the United States. Established in 1984 the system now annually tracks risk factors in all States, the District of Columbia and several territories.
- BRFSS Maps is an interactive mapping application that graphically displays the prevalence of behavioral risk factors at the state and Metropolitan/micropolitan statistical area (MMSA) level. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/gisbrfss/default.aspx
- The application features include multiple data classification methods, map panning and zooming, related prevalence tables, downloadable map images, and the capability to download the BRFSS data in a GIS shapefile data format for more detailed analysis.
Heart Disease and Stroke Maps - Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
- Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. They are the principal causes of cardiovascular disease death and are also major causes of disability.
- The Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has developed an interactive map website that presents data for heart disease and stroke mortality rates, county-by-county, for each state, racial/ethnic group, and gender of your choice. Static atlases of stroke and heart disease are also available at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/giscvh/default.aspx.
- This website enables health professionals at the local, state, and national levels to access data that can be used to tailor heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of specific counties.
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey – Office on Smoking and Health
- WHO and CDC developed the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) to track tobacco use among youth across countries using a common methodology and core questionnaire. Maps showing which countries have completed the survey in different years are available here http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/global/gyts/GYTS_maps.htm. An interactive mapping application that allows users to view survey findings for different world regions is available here http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/gisosh/
The Interactive Atlas of Reproductive Health – Division of Reproductive Health
- The Interactive Atlas of Reproductive Health is a web-based interactive geographic information system (GIS) dedicated to reproductive health issues such as infant mortality, fertility, and low birth weight. http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/gisatlas/index.htm The atlas provides viewers with access to a unique collection of geographic datasets that describe reproductive health indicators.
Oral Health Maps – Division of Oral Health
- Oral Health Maps is an interactive mapping application that presents indicators of oral health and preventive interventions for oral health. This application allows users to view: national and state maps that show indicators for water fluoridation at the state and county level; maps that show state-level indicators for untreated tooth decay, caries experience, and dental sealants; a listing of all indicators available for a state or county; and create printer-friendly versions of maps. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/gisdoh/default.asp
NCHS Maps of Vital Statistics by State — Faststats A to Z
- The Faststats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages. View
Alameda County Department of Environmental Health, CA, Restaurant Inspection Website
Use the following link to access the online Restaurant Inspection Results web site. The site is spatially enabled to provide mapping capability and geographic area searching. Inspection Results are available online no later than 14 days after the inspector's visit. Information presented in the search will include inspections made within the last year. This online site is updated hourly. To see information about which food facilities have been recently closed, perform a Food Facility Closure search from the following site. Closures within the last three months will be displayed.
Click here to link to ArcIMS site ehgis.acgov.org
Georgia DHR Division of Public Health Online Analytical Statistical Information System
Web-based tools for public health and public policy data analysis
California Health Care Atlas
California Health Care Atlas is an interactive, Internet GIS mapping application that enables users to find and get information about hospitals and healthcare facilities. The application provides detailed information about hospitals, including license information, finance and utilization data, and annual patient summary reports. Patient origin and market share maps can be created dynamically with the California Healthcare Atlas. Maps can also be printed or saved.
California Nutrition Network
The California Nutrition Network mapping application is an interactive, internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that allows users to view and query mapped nutrition data. The application contains a rich set of nutrition and other health related data, including:
- Nutrition and school health programs
- WIC grocery stores and other local nutrition resources
- Demographics (race and spoken language) of general and at-risk populations
- Various Department of Health Services regions
- Political (senate and assembly) districts
Northeast Kansas Environmental Services
The Northeast Kansas Environmental Services (NEKES) organization is a coalition of five county health departments collaborating on environmental and public health services. The five counties are Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson and Nemaha counties, which are located in the KS Lower Republican and Missouri River Basins in Kansas. For the past 12 years NEKES has offered water quality protection services including single family and small commercial wastewater inspections, private water well screenings, water quality education, loan inspections, nuisance and other reported environmental and public health complaints.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Licensed Day Care Provider Locator
This Child Care Locator will help you locate the type of child day care program you need in your community in Ohio. You can search by location, type of facility, and by ages of children who need care. You will be able to learn more about each facility, its licensing status, any additional accreditation or affiliation, its location, the number and ages of children served, and information about the findings of licensing inspections.
County of San Diego Heath and Human Services Agency Service Locator
This is a website dedicated to helping San Diego County citizens find potential employment, child care assistance, public transportation routes, as well as, school, library, hospital, and Health & Human Services Agency facility information.
Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Surveillance Program
In 2000, West Nile virus appeared for the first time in Pennsylvania in birds, mosquitoes and a horse. To combat the spread of West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, Pennsylvania has developed a comprehensive network. This network, which covers all 67 counties, includes trapping mosquitoes, collecting dead birds and monitoring horses, people and sentinel chickens.
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