GIS Mapping

Rooted in the science of geography.

Taking data a step further.

Almost every industry uses GIS to identify and solve problems in the real world. A GIS, or geographic information system, helps to gather, manage and analyze data. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships and situations— to help you address public health disparities and make programmatic decisions.

The Center for Black Health & Equity is hosting a webinar to unveil its own GIS map developed by Wake County, NC 4H youth as a summer project.The Center’s GIS map focuses on indicators specific to Black health. From tracking health indicators liked tobacco use and cancer prevalence to figuring out how many hospital beds are in underserved communities, The Center’s GIS map can be used to get those answers.

This is an opportunity to learn about a new tool and technology that can help address health disparities. We will also show you how to use the map and how you can easily apply it to your work.

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