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State Health Departments that have participated in the GIS Capacity Building Project
- Cohort 1: Colorado and Michigan
- Cohort 2: Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, and Utah.
- Cohort 3: Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, and New York.
- Cohort 4: Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Texas, Wisconsin.
- Cohort 5: Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
- Cohort 6: California, New Mexico, Vermont, Kansas, South Dakota.
- Cohort 7: Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, Virginia, Washington.
- Cohort 8: Alaska, Arizona, New Jersey, North Dakota, West Virginia.
Local Health Departments that have participated in the GIS Capacity Building Project
- Cohort 3: Delta-Menominee, MI; and River Stone, MT.
- Cohort 4: Boston Public Health, MA; Hennepin County, MN; Rockland County, NY; Washington County, MN; District Health Department 10, MI; and Jackson County, NC.
- Cohort 5: Jackson County, MI; Ingham County, MI; Kalamazoo County, MI; and Calhoun County, MI.
- Cohort 6: Cleveland, OH; Lake County, OH; Erie County, PA; Cuyahoga County, OH; Denver Public Health, CO; and TriCounty Health, CO.
- Cohort 7: Napa County, CA; San Joaquin County, CA; Solano County, CA; Alamance County, NC; Caswell County, NC; Chatham County, NC; Durham County, NC; Guilford County, NC; and Orange County, NC.
- Cohort 8: Johnson County, KS; Wyandotte County, KS; Lawrence-Douglas County, KS; Merced County, CA; Stanislaus County, CA.
|What is Spatial Data?
Spatial Data Formats
Organizing Spatial Data
Sources of Spatial Data
|Relationships between Layers
Editing Attribute Tables
Working with Point Level Data
Cartography and Map Design
Spatial Analyst Toolset
Mapping Confidential Data
|Advanced Topics||Geographically Weighted Regression
Advanced Hotspot Analysis
Training materials that were developed for this project are available via the Chronic Disease GIS Exchange, an online forum for learning and sharing techniques and ideas for using GIS to enhance chronic disease prevention and treatment.
- Evaluation Results and Lessons Learned Cdc-pdf[PDF – 397 KB]
The Building GIS Capacity for Chronic Disease Surveillance program aims to enhance the capacity of state and local health departments to incorporate GIS into their surveillance and prevention efforts for heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. This summary describes a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the quality of the training, utilization and institutionalization of GIS mapping, and collaboration and partnerships.