An Interview with John Scott

Interviewer: Kurt Menke, GISP What is your background? My professional experience has been in two areas: disaster risk reduction and reducing health disparities. In 1990 I formed the Center for Public Service Communications. Since then I have provided guidance and expertise to individuals, communities and public sector organizations. I help them apply telecommunications and information technologies to […]

Remembering a Community Health Maps Milestone

By John Scott (CPSC) In June 2016, a Community Health Maps (CHM) symposium was convened by the Center for Public Service Communications and Health-Equity.Org. It was hosted by the National Library of Medicine and held at Lister Hall on the grounds of the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The relevance of the CHM initiative […]

Catch Community Health Maps at the Association for Prevention and Teaching Research Conference (APTR) in Savannah next week!

Last year Community Health Maps was invited to present at the Association for Prevention and Teaching Research (APTR) Conference in Albuquerque, NM. We brought two students from the University of Washington Department of  Community Oriented Public Health, and two students from the Medical University of South Carolina, to present their capstone project posters. Myself, John Scott, Dr. Williamson […]

Q & A with Kurt Menke, CHM Moderator

By Jenny Rewolinski The following is a question and answer interview with the moderator of the with Community Health Maps (CHM) blog, Kurt Menke, GISP (Certified geographic information systems (GIS) professional). Kurt has worked with CHM since its inception in 2014 and is a valuable resource for users of CHM. What is your background? Kurt: […]

CHM Has a Busy Fall with Workshops and Storms!

We had a busy fall giving three workshops in September and October. First Community Health Maps traveled to Spokane Washington to conduct a half day technical workshop at the National Tribal Forum for Excellence in Community Health Practice. This event was organized by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson […]

Community Health Maps Workshop

Regular followers of the Community Health Maps (CHM) blog will know that the National Library of Medicine and its partners Center for Public Service Communications (CPSC) and Bird’s Eye View GIS have worked for several years in support of NLM’s mission to improve health information literacy, with a particular focus working with underserved communities. While […]

APTR: Teaching Prevention – Albuquerque, NM

Community Health Mappers had a strong presence at the recent APTR Teaching Prevention conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. The theme of the conference was Preparing Students to Address Emerging Issues, and four students presented work incorporating the CHM mapping protocol. Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing students Caitlin Baker and Carleigh […]

Community Health Mapping: A New Year Review

To start the New Year I thought I’d begin with a review of Community Health Mapping (CHM). There are a lot of new project partners, and I thought it would be a good time to give a project overview. CHM is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine, Center for Public Service Communications and Bird’s Eye View. The National […]

Community Health Maps Presenting at FOSS4G

This years international conference on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) is in Boston from August 14-19th. Community Health Maps (CHM) will be presenting a talk covering the CHM program along with some case studies. Come and join us! It is a fantastic venue for people of all skill levels. There are usually […]