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Friday, April 7 • 9:05am - 1:05pm
Workshop: Engaging Students through the Power of Community Mapping
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Community Health Mapping Workshop [$]

Have you witnessed the potential use of mapping in public health but are intimidated by the technology, or simply too busy to pursue it? ​

After the success of the 2016 annual meeting presentation attendees requested this hands-on training session to learn how to incorporate the Community Health Mapping (CHM) workflow into research and training programs. 

Attendees will learn and discuss novel concepts and methodologies for using low cost, open-source, intuitive mapping technology for students, educators and community organizations to better serve vulnerable or underserved populations. This interactive workshop will provide examples of academic health centers and community-based organizations using the CHM workflow to help visualize data and better understand and portray its  significance.
During this 4-hour hands-on workshop attendees will:​
  • Build a data collection form using Fulcrum 
  • Use the data collection form to gather data from around the conference hotel
  • Map data previously collected during an online exercise in Carto
  • Practice mapping the data in QGIS

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the Community Health Maps workflow which includes low-cost and open resources for community mapping and data visualization.
  2. Create a data collection tool on a mobile device that can be used to collect community data.
  3. Learn how to map data collected online in and on the desktop.

​National Library of Medicine
Center for Public Service Communications
Bird’s Eye View GIS
Medical University of South Carolina


Timothy Hickman, MD, MEd, MPH

Associate Teaching Professor, UMKC School of Medicine
Timothy P. Hickman, MD, MEd, MPH is an Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at UMKC School of Medicine. He received a MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. He attained a M.Ed., with an Emphasis in Adult Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an MPH from Saint Louis... Read More →


Deborah Williamson, MSN, DHA

Associate Dean, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing
Dr. Deborah Williamson is Associate Dean for Practice and an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Duke University, her Master's in Nursing and Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah, and a Doctoral Degree from the MUSC College of Health Professions in Administration and Leadership. She has received over 5... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Menke, MA, GISP

Kurt Menke, MA, GISP

GIS Specialist, Bird's Eye View
A former archaeologist, Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards making the world a better place. He has been working as a consultant with the National Library of Medicine for 10 years. The work has focused on... Read More →

John Scott, MS

President, Center for Public Service Communications
Mr. Scott founded (1990) and directs the Center for Public Service Communications whose mission is to provide guidance and expertise to individuals, communities and public sector organizations in the specialized field of applying telecommunications and information technologies to reduce health disparities, to improve health services to underserved and disenfranchised individuals and communities and to improve the collection and sharing of... Read More →

Friday April 7, 2017 9:05am - 1:05pm
River Lounge