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Mark Carrozza
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...
Since 1994, the week leading up to Father’s Day has been officially recognized as Men’s Health Week. This advocacy campaign, hosted by Men’s Health Network, promotes men’s health improvement measures during the entire month of June. During Men’s Health Week and throughout the month, men in the United States are encouraged to schedule appointments with...
Family Health and Fitness Day, created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June. Intended to show how important parks and recreation are to keeping their communities active and healthy, people are encouraged to visit their local parks to explore the recreational options available in their...
One thing the team at HealthLandscape believes in pretty consistently is the power of data visualization. We do it daily by building mapping and graphing tools, we teach it, we research it. We live it, we breathe it. That’s why it’s always great to go out to conferences and interact with our fellow data-philes (as...
The ACS Data Users Group is a partnership between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the Population Reference Bureau, to promote the effective use and dissemination of ACS data, as well as educate users on data issues and best practices. The annual ACS Data Users Conference, held May 14 and 15 this year, was...
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” While we have shifted our societal views on what we define as “healthy” and have molded programs to meet the needs of individuals, mental health stigma remains. Meanwhile, several figures...
Thanks in part to a recent surge in research, better data collection methods, and media attention, maternal mortality is once again on the minds of researchers, policy makers, and providers.  Previously considered a problem only in the developing world, the U.S. is now the most dangerous high-income country in which to give birth. In honor...
I had the opportunity to spend a few days last week in Washington, D.C. at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, where I presented a poster on research that explores access to treatment for opioid use disorder in high-need areas (maps below). My poster was part of the Geospatial Health Research Poster Session, which...
Between April 3rd and April 6th, I attended, for the first time, the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting, in Washington, D.C. Coinciding with the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms and the return of warm weather to the capitol region, this meeting was a productive start to spring. I went with three objectives,...
We’ve all seen the meme – a beautifully rustic cabin and the question, “Would you live here if you had to give up [insert something here]?” Sometimes it’s the internet, sometimes it’s football, but the truth is, people living in rural areas face the real possibility of doing without more than WIFI and professional sports....
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