Mapping heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases : highlights from a program to enhance GIS capacity within state health departments
Published Date:March 2010
Corporate Authors:Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University). Children’s Environmental Health Initiative. ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. ; National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
Description:I. Document the burden of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases -- II. Build and strengthen partnerships -- III. Inform and guide policy and program decisions -- IV. Facilitate integration and collaboration among state health department programs, especially chronic disease -- Appendix: Additional maps and list of presentations.
The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) funded a collaborative project with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and Duke University to enhance GIS capacity in two state health departments (SHDs). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) were selected as part of a competitive process. During the course of the GIS training, both states identified creative and innovative ways to use GIS to enhance the surveillance, prevention, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic disease conditions. The purpose of this document is to highlight Michigan and Colorado’s work as examples for other state health departments interested in developing GIS capacity.
This capacity-building project was designed to help state health departments apply GIS techniques in four key areas:
• Document the burden of heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases
• Build and strengthen partnerships
• Inform and guide policy and program decisions
• Facilitate integration and collaboration among state health department programs, especially chronic disease
This document is organized around these four areas. Each section begins with a short description followed by a series of maps that demonstrate how each state health department used their new GIS skills to advance their institu- tional missions. The appendix includes additional maps created and a complete listing of presentations given using GIS by both participating states.
Submitted to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors; prepared by the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.
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