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Public Health Committee


Map Title: Health Outcomes and Factors in Counties
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation produced an interactive map and report collecting data about health outcomes and factors in each county for every state.

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.

Map Title: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks
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 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a highly customizable mapping tool that allows users to produce a wide variety of maps.

Map Title: Life Expectancy for Men and Women, 1985 to 2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has produced a map showing life expectancy for men and women at the county level for each year starting in 1985 and going to 2010. A feature lets you slide the year to any between 1985 to 2010, or you can watch a slideshow.

Map Title: Spatial Trends of Breast and Prostate Cancers in the U.S., 2000-2005
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A paper published in the International Journal of Human Geographics, shows how breast and prostate cancers cluster geographically.

Map Title: Change in Women's Mortaltiy, 1992 to 2006
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The blog The Incidental Economist has a report about the change in women's mortality from 1992 to 2006. Mortality rates worsened in 43% of counties in the U.S. (All eight counties in Connecticut showed improvement.)

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: Number of People per Doctor's Office, by Count and Counties with No Doctor's Offices
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Census Bureau shows the ratio of people to doctor's offices for each county across the country.

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
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%.

Map Title: How Much Hospitals Charge for the Same Procedures
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
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
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Conference of State Legislatures has produced a map showing the type of law concerning the duty of mental health professionals to inform law enforcement about a patient that potentially might cause harm to someone.

Map Title: U.S. Health Rankings by State, 2012
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 6th overall for 2012.)

Map Title: HIV Infection Rates
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The map 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: County-Level Map for Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diagnosed Diabetes, 2008
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) correlates which counties fall into the highest and lowest quartiles for rates of obesity, leisure-time physical inactivity, and diabetes (most of Connecticut falls into lowest quartile, which is good).

Map Title: Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
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
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.

Map Title: Connecticut Acute Care 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.

Map Title: Cancer Incidence Rates in Connecticut by County
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Users can look at county-level incidence rates for a variety of cancers.
Map Title: Community Health Centers in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Learn the locations of the community health centers across the state.
Map Title: Lyme Disease Incidence by Town in Connecticut, 2008
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The most recent year this map was produced.
Map Title: Radon Exposure in Connecticut by County
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Data from the EPA and USGS was used to show the radon exposure levels.
Map Title: Flu Activity
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The CDC tracks seasonal and H1N1 strains.
 
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