The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is an online source of data, mapping tools, and action guides for community health improvement. The recently released 2014 Atlas includes a series of updates and enhancements to improve your user experience. We invite you to explore the Atlas and let us know how we can optimize this innovative tool to support your work.
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In October, I attended the Geomedicine Summit at Duke University. Within Duke Medicine, there is the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI). Through the medical school’s enterprise IT system, the center is creating comprehensive databases within their service region of socio-economic, environmental, infrastructural, and service delivery variables, providing a comprehensive resource of health determinant data. The determinant data can then…[Read More]
We know from research that health status is influenced by multiple factors including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care, and behavioral patterns. What we might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health. This means that achieving better health at lower cost will require improvements in health…[Read More]
For the next two months, the Atlas team will conduct a series of weekly webinars. The purpose of the Webinar Wednesdays Fall Series is to spotlight two important health topics, Cancer and Diabetes. Cancer Spotlight (October 1, 8, 15 and 22) In this spotlight, the Atlas team will provide an overview of data indicators, mapping tools and action guides focused on…[Read More]