The primary goal of Public Health Geographics is to find solutions to medical and public health issues through geographic analysis of environmental and public health data. Common health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia are greatly impacted by environmental factors such as air quality, water quality, sanitation, exposure to toxic substances and climate. By bridging the gap between geography and medicine we believe we can help improve public health by identifying areas of exposure and risk, providing policy change recommendations and educating the public.
Data for this map were obtained from multiple sources including the CDC and U.S. Census websites.
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