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Webinar on ‘Geospatial Data for Healthy Places,’ Sept. 19

Dr. Harvey J. Miller

Dr. Harvey J. Miller

Photo: Ohio State University

The Office of Disease Prevention will hold a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Harvey J. Miller on “Geospatial Data for Healthy Places: Building Environments for Active Living Through Opportunistic GIScience.” It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.

A healthy community requires a built environment that encourages physical, mental and social well-being. Few neighborhoods and communities in the United States—and increasingly elsewhere in the world—are healthy places. 

Miller will discuss the role of geospatial technologies and data in facilitating quasi and natural experiments about built environment factors that encourage active living. 

Miller is the Bob and Mary Reusche chair in geographic information science, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and professor of geography at Ohio State University. He also chairs the mapping science committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Registration is required, at https://prevention.nih.gov/education-training/methods-mind-gap/geospatial-data-healthy-places-building-environments-active-living-through-opportunistic-giscience. The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website within about a week. 

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