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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 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Making Health Measures Count

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GIS-based metrics are assisting communities in developing more targeted healthcare strategies and interventions. This session highlights a publicly available tool developed to compare health metrics related to mortality and morbidity between county, state and national levels and against user-specified thresholds and an analytical approach to use GIS data to generate age-stratified social and medical vulnerability scores and evaluate patterns and interactions between these areas in a multi-county region. 

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

  • Population Health Mapper: Assessing Health Indicator Targets
    Dave Grolling, MPSGIS, GIS Strategist, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC United States
  • A GIS Approach to Identifying Socially and Medically Vulnerable Older Adult Populations in South Florida
    Justin Stoler, PhD, University of Miami, Department of Geography, Coral Gables, FL United States

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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa research areas of interest include conservation GIS, environmental modeling, coastal management, geostatistics, satellite image processing and environmental impact analysis. Her strong GIS background has allowed her to work on a number of exciting projects such as modeling species, analyzing hydrologic resources, and studying the perception of sea level rise and literacy. Alyssa has completed maps and analyses for the NC Wildlife... Read More →

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Dave Grolling, MPSGIS

GIS Strategist, HealthLandscape
David Grolling joined HealthLandscape in January 2016. His primary responsibilities include managing the geospatial data for the UDS Mapper, producing special purpose maps, and programming. He has experience in GIS, spatial analysis, veteran’s health data and military health records, data management and quality, and user acceptance testing. His research interests include public health, infectious disease epidemiology, and HIV/AIDS. He earned an... Read More →
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Justin Stoler, PhD, MPH

University of Miami
Dr. Justin Stoler is Assistant Professor of Geography and Regional Studies, and Public Health Sciences, at the University of Miami. His research explores the geographic patterns of urban health disparities, particularly in the developing world, and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology.

Friday June 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level

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