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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Friday, June 3 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Power Tools for Community Health

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This session will present tools and methods developed to integrate data on social, economic, political, infrastructure and other community health factors and evaluate their influence on health outcomes. Examples of tools developed for local, regional, and state level evaluations will be reviewed. Presenters will share the process of creating and deploying these tools that evaluate health, environment and livability data using different technologies and platforms.

Attendance at this session will offer:
1.5 AICP credits, pending approval.
1.5 CPH credits, pending NBPHE approval.

  • The Community Vital Signs API
    Jennifer Rankin, PhD, Senior Manager, Research and Product Services, HealthLandscape, Washington, DC  United States
  • Examining Health, Environment, and Livability through Partnerships and an Interactive Platform
    Carla Jones, Research Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA United States
  • Innovative Public Health GIS Efforts  Examples from Vermont
    Peter Young, MA-Geography, GISP, GIS Manager, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT United States


Mighty Fine

Deputy Director, Center for Professional Development & Partnerships, American Public Health Association

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Carla Jones

Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carla Jones is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She researches the intersection of human health and the built and natural environments. | | She works closely with her advisor, Dr. Nisha Botchwey, on the CDC-funded Partnerships to Improving Community Health initiative in Fulton County, Georgia and the NSF-funded Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for... Read More →
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Jennifer Rankin, PhD

Senior Manager, Research and Product Services, HealthLandscape
Dr. Rankin joined HealthLandscape in March 2015. Prior to this, she served as the Geospatial Informatics Senior Analyst for the Robert Graham Center. She directs geospatial projects for HealthLandscape, most notably the UDS Mapper. Her career has focused on issues related to primary care and access to care, with a special interest in the geography of access to health care. She has worked with the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Texas... Read More →
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Pete Young, MA, GISP

GIS Manager, Vermont Dept. of Health
Pete Young, GISP, M.A. in Geography, University of Vermont | | Pete Young is an applied geographer with extensive experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. In addition to working as the Vermont Department of Health's GIS Manager, Pete also teaches part-time at the University of Vermont. Pete’s past experience includes independent consulting work from 2000 to 2012 that focused on public health and community... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Franklin Park AB, Lobby Level

Attendees (10)