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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.
  • Cohort 9: Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Arkansas, California, Montana
  • Cohort 10: Idaho, New York, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Vermont
  • Cohort 11: Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas, Florida

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.
  • Cohort 10: Stanislaus County, CA
  • Cohort 11: San Diego County, CA; San Ysidro County, CA;
GIS Cirriculum
Organizing Principles
What is Spatial Data?
Spatial Data Formats
Organizing Spatial Data
Sources of Spatial Data
Data Management
Relationships between Layers
Editing Attribute Tables
Working with Point Level Data
Cartography and Map Design
Network Analysis
Spatial Analyst Toolset
Mapping Confidential Data
Advanced Topics Geographically Weighted Regression
Advanced Hotspot Analysis
Mapping Uncertainty

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.

Please click here to visit the Chronic Disease GIS Exchange, or to access the training modules directly, please click here.

  • Evaluation Results and Lessons Learned pdf icon[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.