NLM Grantee Develops "HealthMap," to Map and Track H1N1 Flu Cases Nationwide
Dr. John Brownstein, the principal investigator on a National Library of Medicine grant, has collaborated with the Web Communications Division at the US Department of Health and Human Services to implement HealthMap, a mapping and tracking resource, at http://www.flu.gov. This timely, easy-to-use resource permits tracking of H1N1 and seasonal flu activity by state and territory, back to November 2008. The direct link to HealthMap at FLU.GOV is: http://www.flu.gov/whereyoulive/healthmap/.
Dr. Brownstein is an assistant professor at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. His grant, 1G08LM009776-01A2, is a G08 or Applied Informatics Grant. These grants are offered to help organizations use information technology to optimize the utility of clinical and research information.
More on the NLM grants program is at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/Grants.html