Chronic Disease GIS Exchange

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has created a “site for public health managers, community leaders, GIS users, epidemiologists and other people interested in using GIS to prevent heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. The intent is provide a forum for sharing examples, ideas and techniques for using GIS to document geographic disparities, inform policy and program development and build partnerships.” There are four introductory training modules developed the by the State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveillance project for selected state health departments. Check out this resource, by going to our Public Health GIS Resources web page.