U.S. National Library of Medicine

Community Health Maps

Empowering Communities and Individuals to Collect, Analyze, and Visualize Mapping Data

This self-paced online course from the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) will help you gain the skills needed to use Community Health Maps to:

Empower Communities

Learn how Community Health Maps can help communities and individuals collect and map health-related data

Collect Health Data

Build a plan to collect data, create the forms to capture data points, and use your mobile device to collect the data

Create Maps

Visualize your health data by creating online and printable maps that can be customized to meet the needs of your audience and stakeholders


What You Will Learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  1. Describe ways Community Health Maps can empower communities and individuals to collect and map health data
  2. Create a basic workflow for collecting and mapping field data
  3. Develop a data collection form
  4. Collect field data according to your data collection plan
  5. Create and format online, shareable maps of field data
  6. Create and format offline, publishable maps of field data using desktop software

Interested in continuing education credits and/or a certificate of completion for this course? If so, please enroll in the course on our free Learning Management System to complete the course for a certificate.

In addition to this course, please visit the Community Health Maps blog at communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov for the latest information and updates.

Disclaimer: NLM does not endorse any particular product, service, or developer.


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