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MCarrozza@HealthLandscape.org
HealthLandscape has developed a set of online mapping tools (Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19) to help states and metropolitan areas identify high risk populations for severe illness from COVID-19. The tools are based on the number of COVID-19 cases by county and factors that may increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-191, including...
Background In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, family physicians are concerned about their ability to keep practices open despite stay-at-home orders issued by governors, patient concerns about visiting doctors’ offices, limited access to personal protective equipment, and potentially being reassigned to hospital-based care. These and other factors may lead to drastic reductions in practice...
Today, half the world’s population cannot access essential health services. Millions of women give birth without help from a skilled attendant; millions of children miss out on vaccinations against killer diseases, and millions suffer and die because they can’t get treatment for HIV, TB, and malaria. In 2019, this is simply unacceptable. Statement by WHO...
Another year, another exciting time at Urban and Regional Information System Association’s (URISA) annual GIS-Pro conference. This time I traded the dry, desert landscape of Palm Springs (last year’s conference) for the overbearing humidity and heat of New Orleans. Not only was I looking forward to exploring a new city, but I attended this year’s...
This week marks the 20th year for National Primary Care Week, a week led by medical students with an interest in specializing in primary care. The week focuses on ensuring we have new health care providers interested in practicing primary care and addressing issues that many primary care providers encounter, including addressing health disparities. HealthLandscape...
The HealthLandscape team was busy last month in Chicago! We attended the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Community Health Institute (CHI) alongside health center staff, executives and board members, state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). It’s the largest gathering of this audience each year and a...
HealthLandscape has joined the Esri Partner Network as a Silver Tier Partner.  As Silver Partners, HealthLandscape joins a global community of geographic information system (GIS) specialists offering expertise, solutions, and services in ArcGIS and related products. As a Silver Tier Partner, HealthLandscape receives exclusive communication and collaboration services, in addition to Esri software use and...
In 1796, the first vaccine was administered to protect the populace against smallpox. Since then, researchers and scientists have developed and tested a multitude of vaccines against diseases such as cholera, yellow fever, tuberculosis, polio, measles, Lyme disease, and hepatitis A. These preventive measures are a way of cutting down the risk of contracting fatal...
National Health Center Week (NHCW) is an annual time to celebrate the nation’s health centers which serve as health homes to over 28 million otherwise underserved patients. Health centers are incubi for innovations to serve the whole patient including their social determinants of health (SDOH). For NHCW, August 4-10, 2019, every day has a different...
HIV testing day is June 27. On this day, organizations throughout the U.S. sponsor a wide variety of events, including free testing and education.  As HRSA’s Health Center Program funds 10,000 health center sites, serving over 24 million people, it is uniquely situated to address the HIV crisis. In fact, the health center program focuses...
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