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GIS Health Weekly News: Community Health Workers, Nurse of the Year, Depression

Community Health Workers Map Here's the conclusion of a study in that tapped local community health workers (CHW) in northern Rwanda to map mountainous villages with GPS and ArcMap. Existing national CHW system can be leveraged to inexpensively and rapidly map villages even in mountainous...

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Defense Logistics Agency Supports Ebola Effort with Maps

More than 18,000 maps have been distributed by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Customer Operations Directorate’s Mapping Customer Operations Division to support the effort to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.

What role do maps play in solving medical mysteries?

A historical tour through health mapping from WHYY's new health, science and innovation program, The Pulse.

GIS Health News Weekly: Sterilization as Birth Control, Diabetes, Wikipedia Predicts Disease Outbreaks

Sterilization as Birth Control The Washington Post looked at worldwide use of sterilization for women and men after the recent deaths in India due to these procedures. Sterilization is the most widespread form of birth control in the world, but it is...Read more

Changing the Status Quo of Healthcare Using GIS

Several hundred users and potential users of GIS gathered to explore the role of the technology in healthcare and human services at the Esri Health GIS Conference. While change was in the air, challenges related to working together and finding and using quality data in analyses...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Walkability Can Decrease Dementia, Heart Disease Risk, Camden Helps Oakland

US Heart Disease Risk Map Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at medical data of nearly 300,000 people ages 30 to 74, to estimate people's risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. The risk was calculated by...Read more

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