Data Visualization Promotes Sound Public Health Practice: The AIDSvu Example.
Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Published Article
AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 2018
The ability to depict surveillance and other complex health-related data in a visual manner promotes sound public health practice by supporting the three core functions of public health: assessment, policy development, and assurance. Further, such efforts potentiate the use of surveillance data beyond traditional public health audiences and venues, thus fostering a "culture of health." This practice report provides several recent examples of how data from AIDSVu-an interactive map of the U.S. showing the impact of HIV at national, state, and local levels-has been used to: fine tune the assessment of HIV-related disparities at a community level, educate and empower communities about HIV and its consequences, and better target HIV interventions to reach underserved, vulnerable populations.
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