The Map Room

Public Health Committee


Map Title: State Health System Rankings
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Commonwealth Fund, a private philanthropic foundation, ranked each state by how its healthcare system performed in access, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and costs, and healthy lives. (Connecticut was ranked 5th.)


Map Title: Influenza Spread
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a map showing the seasonal spread of the flu, which is updated weekly.


Map Title: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, 2008 - Present
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Council on Foreign Relations has tracked outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases since 2008. The user can zoom in on any area of the world and filter for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, and other diseases.


Map Title: County Health Rankings
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic organization devoted to public health policy, has created maps that rank each county in each state in terms of its public health outcomes.


Map Title: Duty-to-Warn Laws
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Conference of State Legislatures has produced a map showing the types of laws concerning the duty of mental health professionals to inform law enforcement about a patient who might potentially cause harm to someone.


Map Title: U.S. Health Rankings by State
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The United Health Foundation has produced a map showing a state's overall health ranking. You can also filter results for one aspect, compare one state to another, and compare to previous years.


Map Title: Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: This map, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, shows which areas in the country have a shortage of primary care health professionals.