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Community Health Maps Online Tutorial Available

Posted by on October 10th, 2018 Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Education & Training, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health


Community Health Maps (CHM) provides information about low/no cost mapping tools. The National Library of Medicine developed the resource with a focus on increasing capacity within under-served and at-risk communities. The CHM workflow can also be used by individuals and organizations needing to collect, analyze, and visualize mapping data. The blog is a mixture of mapping apps, software reviews, best practices, and the experiences of those who have used the Community Health Maps workflow.

A self-paced, online tutorial has been developed to highlight the tools available in Community Health Maps to help users gain the skills needed to assist communities and individuals in collecting and mapping health-related data: to build a plan for collecting data; to create the forms for capturing data points; to use a mobile device to collect the data; and to visualize health data by creating online and printable maps that can be customized to meet the needs of audiences and stakeholders.

This course provides continuing education credit (CE), through the Medical Library Association (MLA), and/or a certificate of completion by enrolling in the course with NLM’s free Learning Management System.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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