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Geographic Information System (GIS)

A geographic information system (GIS), is an information system for capturing, storing, analyzing, managing and presenting data which is spatially referenced.

The GIS at Department of Health assists staff across the agency in our mission of protecting public health.

Here are some types of questions that GIS helps us answer:

  • Is there a cancer cluster in my neighborhood?
  • Is it safe to eat clams from my beach?
  • What areas in the State need doctors?
  • Where is the closest pharmacy taking Medicare?
  • Is it safe to swim in a particular lake?
  • Are there any fish consumption advisories in my area?

Full-time GIS staff

Division of Information Management

Staff with access to GIS desktop software

Division of Information Management 

Environmental Public Health, Shellfish & Water Protection

Environmental Public Health and Safety

Environmental Public Health, Office of Drinking Water

Health Systems Quality Assurance, Community Health Systems

Prevention and Community Health, Immunizations 

Prevention and Community Health, Nutrition Services

Prevention and Community Health, Surveillance And Evaluation Section

Disease Control and Health Statistics, Infectious Disease Assessment

Disease Control and Health Statistics, PHL/Epidemiology