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Map Title: Impact of Excessive Alcohol Consumption by State - 2006-2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Washington Post, using the latest information from a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, produced a map showing the impact excessive alcohol consumption has by deaths per 100,000 people and by years of potential life lost.

Map Title: State Health System Rankings - 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Commonwealth Fund, a private philanthropic foundation, ranked each state by how its healthcare system performed in access, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and costs, and healthy lives. (Connecticut was ranked 6th.)

Map Title: Percentage of Inadequate Level of Prenatal Care, by Town - 1999-2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: DataHaven has produced a map showing the percentage of inadequate prenatal care by town each year from 1999 to 2010.

Map Title: Influenza Spread
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a map showing the seasonal spread of the flu, which is updated weekly (scroll to the bottom of the page for the map).

Map Title: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, 2008 - Present
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Council on Foreign Relations has tracked outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases since 2008. The user can zoom in on any area of the world and filter for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, and other diseases.

Map Title: Suicide Rate per 100,000 People, 2004 to 2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a highly customizable mapping tool that allows users to produce a wide variety of maps about who is dying from a fatal injury and what fatal injuries are killing whom including self-inflicted deaths.

Map Title: U.S. Health Data
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has produced a map tool allowing users to see county-by-county data over a number of years for a variety of health factors including smoking, physical activity, hypertension, obesity, life expectancy, and poverty.

Map Title: U.S. Obesity by State, Annually, 1986-2010
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Using data from the CDC, The Atlantic shows how quickly the obesity rate in the U.S. rose.

Map Title: Changes in Childhood Obesity, 2008 - 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: USA Today has organized the CDC's recent information about which states had a decrease in childhood from 2008 to 2011.

Map Title: County Health Rankings - 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic organization devoted to public health policy, has created maps that rank each county in each state in terms of its public health outcomes.

Map Title: Changes in Teen Birth Rates, 2007 to 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The CDC published a report showing the teen birth rate dropped by a national average of 25%. (Scroll down the page a bit to find the map.)

Map Title: How Much Hospitals Charge for the Same Procedures, 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The New York Times created a map from data released by the federal Department of Health and Human Services showing what hospitals charge Medicare for the same procedures.

Map Title: Illicit Drug Use in the Past Month among Persons Aged 12 or Older, by State: Percentages, Annual Averages, 2010-2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration produced a series of maps showing illicit drug use broken down by time period, age, and type of drug.

Map Title: Duty-to-Warn Laws - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Conference of State Legislatures has produced a map showing the types of laws concerning the duty of mental health professionals to inform law enforcement about a patient who might potentially cause harm to someone.

Map Title: U.S. Health Rankings by State, 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The United Health Foundation has produced a map showing a state's overall health ranking. You can also filter results for one aspect, compare one state to another, and compare to previous years. (Connecticut ranks 7th overall for 2013.)

Map Title: HIV Infection Rates, 2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The map from AIDSVu (a project of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc.) lets you filter for race, age, and sex as well as showing an identical map but showing a "social determinant of health" including poverty rate, high school graduation rate, median household income, percentage of people without health insurance, and income disparity.

Map Title: Diabetes Interactive Atlas, 2004-2010
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled county-level data for a number of factors related to diabetes, including diagnosis, obesity, and leisure time inactivity. The atlas allows users to see changes from 2004 through 2010.

Map Title: Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, 2005-2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map tool from the CDC lets you look at heart disease and stroke rates at the state and county level as well as factors that contribute as well as economic and other demographics.

Map Title: State Cancer Profiles, 2006 - 2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map tool allows uses to filter for a variety of demographics, look at any state by county, by any type of cancer, and either incidence or mortality.

Map Title: Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: This map, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, shows which areas in the country have a short of primary care health professionals as of June 10, 2014.

Map Title: Connecticut Acute Care and Children's Hospitals and Medical Centers
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: This map shows the location of all 20 acute care hospitals and medical centers in the state as of August 2013.

Map Title: Community Health Centers in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Learn the locations of the community health centers across the state as of March 2013.
 
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