The Hep B Project won third place in a competition held by CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) for $5,000!
Thanks to Adele, Flora, David, and Melanie who submitted a proposal for the GIS mapping of hepatitis B infection and immunization in the Bay Area.
Here's a picture of Melanie, Adele, and Flora receiving the award (from left to right):
Here is a description of the project proposal:
The lack of a central county database of patient hepatitis B statuses in the Bay Area results in an
inefficient allocation of resources in the fight against hepatitis B. This project will address that issue
by utilizing existing databases of non-sensitive patient data to create dynamic maps of hepatitis B
prevalence and at-risk populations in the Bay Area. The mapping project will combine Geographic
Information System (GIS) technology with an easy-to-navigate interface, allowing users to visualize
the areas of greatest need for preventative and disease management services. The project aims
to ultimately consolidate all sources of hepatitis B patient data to help public health officials and
community organizations target at-risk and affected populations in a more efficient and cost-effective
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