NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar

Content From: Gustavo Aquino, MPH, Associate Director for Program Integration, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPublished: September 13, 20131 min read


Gustavo Aquino Gustavo AquinoNext week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention's (NCHHSTP) Atlas. You can also follow the session via Twitter at the hashtag: #NCHHSTPAtlasExit Disclaimer.
Robust Features Available with Atlas
The Atlas enables users to identify areas of the United States and U.S. territories that are most affected by HIV, AIDS, STDs, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis (TB). Public health professionals can access the information in more efficient and impactful ways that will help them better tailor resources and interventions to meet the needs of those in the areas hardest hit. Atlas users can also easily toggle between cases and rates; identify disparities by race/ethnicity, sex, and age; access pre-developed queries suggested by CDC’s scientific staff; and access links for more information.

With the NCHHSTP Atlas, users can also:
  • Create maps, tables, and bar graphs
  • Explore a variety of data stratifications
  • Display data trends over time and across the United States
  • Download and export data and graphics
  • Query data for ad hoc customizable reports
  • Receive detailed and complete information on surveillance data footnotes and caveats
CDC’s Atlas team is always working to improve this important tool. A dashboard and additional graphics as well as more data will be added in the future, including census socioeconomic data, and HIV and STD testing data.