By

Mark Carrozza
It’s Homecoming Season! This past weekend was my daughter’s homecoming dance at her high school.  I took this picture before the dance, with the sun going down and students just beginning to arrive.  They couldn’t ask for a better start to the evening. I have to admit that I’ve never taken part in my own...
During the week of August 23rd, 2017, HealthLandscape updated Community HealthView with seven datasets from The Commonwealth Fund and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The first dataset, from The Commonwealth Fund, details the 2017 state health system performance rankings. The State Scorecard is an attempt by The Commonwealth Fund to cover a set of...
A recent article in Health Affairs points to widening health disparities between Appalachia and the remainder of the United States. Singh et al. find that disparities in both life expectancy and infant mortality have increased over the last decade and can be attributed to several factors, including higher rates of chronic disease, unintentional injuries, and...
During the week of August 3rd, 2017, HealthLandscape updated Community HealthView with nineteen datasets from the Appalachian Regional Commission, AIDSVu, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Administrative Claims Data. The data from the Appalachian Regional Commission included economic data for only those counties in the Appalachia region. The data from AIDSVu on AIDS prevalence...
During the week of July 10th to the 14th, 2017, HealthLandscape attended the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego. Part of the conference was designated to showcasing attendee’s various cartographic products in a map gallery. HealthLandscape submitted two products to this year’s Map Gallery, a small format map depicting the mosquito season in the...
Today, HealthLandscape is releasing our fifth Geospatial Brief, “Where are Areas in Greatest Need of New HealthCenters? A Spatial Empirical Bayes Approach.” [MT1] Brief #5 uses 2015 data from the UDS Mapper (www.udsmapper.org) to explore areas with high rates and numbers of low-income population that are not being served by the Health Center Program. Specifically, we use...
Our previous geospatial briefs have shown the potential of geospatial hot-spotting methods to identify priority areas of need (e.g., Topmiller, 2016). Geospatial methods can also be integrated with Bayesian approaches to account for spatial variation and variance instability in regards to population. This brief illustrates the use of a spatial empirical Bayes approach to identify...
This summer the HealthLandscape team is hard at work rebuilding our suite of tools in JavaScript. During the course of this modernization, we are making improvements to the look, feel, and friendliness of our products. Today I want to let you know how you can get ready for the first of our tools to be...
It’s my favorite time of year! HealthLandscape is headed to the Esri User Conference in San Diego for a week of paper sessions, learning labs, technical demonstrations, and connecting with industry peers. We’re excited to get a closer look at ArcGIS Pro, try out Insights for ArcGIS, pick up some new Python and Leaflet skills,...
One of our most frequent questions from users is, “Can I make a map that shows only my state or only my county?”  While there is not an official way to isolate an area like this, we did come up with one way you might do it.  Keep in mind that we do not recommend...
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