D9 GIS and Surveillance Data: Improving Surveillance Capacity and Infrastructure Development

Background/Purpose:Within the US, characteristics of local or regional HIV/STD epidemics are highly variable. GIS can help identify differences within the HIV/STD epidemics, as mapped data allow the visualization of disease patterns more effectively.

Objectives of Symposium: Introduce a Policies and Procedures Manual created by CDC and state partners for integrating GIS with surveillance; discuss specific uses and applications of GIS with surveillance data.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research: The manual is a useful tool to help programs integrate GIS into surveillance and identify analysis and mapping strategies which may help identify and target areas of disease disparity.

Thursday, March 11, 2010: 8:30 AM-10:15 AM
Dogwood A (M1) (Omni Hotel)
9:05 AM
Geographic Distribution of HIV/STD Comorbidity Application of Integrating GIS Into Core HIV Surveillance Activities
Mark Stenger, MA, Infectious Disease & Reproductive Health, Assessment Unit, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA
9:20 AM
Assessing Geographic Changes in HIV/AIDS Trends: Using GIS to Inform Program Policy
Oana Vasiliu, MD, MS, Division of Disease Prevention, Health Informatics & Integrated Surveillance Systems, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA and Jeffrey A. Stover, MPH, Division of Disease Prevention, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA
9:35 AM
Characterization of HIV Incidence Cases in Colorado 2007 and 2008
Ralph Wilmoth, MPH, MPA, Mel Mattson, BS and Devon Williford, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO
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