Maximizing the benefits of GIS for chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
Chronic disease prevention leaders recognize the tremendous benefits of using geographic information systems (GIS) for a wide range of public health goals—advancing health equity, documenting the burden of disease, enhancing the efficiency of program and policy planning, and more!
However, little guidance is currently available regarding how to build an infrastructure that supports the routine use of GIS for chronic disease prevention.
The GIS Hallmarks are a compilation of key policies and practices that maximize the benefits of GIS for chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
The GIS Hallmarks are organized into three categories:
Building a GIS Savvy Workforce
Building GIS Into Chronic Disease Prevention Work
Building GIS-Ready Tools & Resources
The GIS Hallmarks were developed by Chronic Disease Directors and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Council members as part of the GIS Capacity Building Project in collaboration with CDC and Rice University.
Chronic Disease Directors: Tomás Aguilar, Pennsylvania Department of Health; Nimisha Bhakta, Texas Department of State Health Services; Ryan Lester, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Shamarial Roberson, Florida Department of Health.
Cardiovascular Health Council: Rachael Austin, New York State Department of Health; Kristina Dawkins, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Cheryl Farmer, Washington State Department of Health; Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, Kentucky Department for Public Health; Robin Roberts, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Desiree Jonas, Florida Department of Health; Shelby Vadjunec, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.