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Telling Health Stories with
Interactive Storymaps
Workshop for SXSW Interactive 2016
Presented by:
Carevoyance, Esri, & He...
Why use storymapping technology?
“People really identify with maps. There’s this
huge emotional human connection to a map
...
• This is Bob.
• Bob is 38, unmarried, and a
construction worker.
• His best friend is his dog Skip.
• Bob lives in Travis...
• Bob hasn’t been feeling well lately.
• He wants to go see a doctor.
• So Bob pulls up all the hospitals, clinics,
and me...
• Bob, however, lives in west Travis County.
• To get to a Health Center, Bob would have to
drive more than 30 minutes!
Wh...
Storymapping conveys the health reality of a
person or community in easily digestible,
quick, and impactful ways.
It also ...
Want to learn how to make your own
health storymaps?
Vote for our workshop at SXSW Interactive 2016!
We hope to see you th...
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Telling Health Stories with Interactive Storymaps

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Try out a live interactive storymap: http://arcg.is/1fqrn1T

In the age of big data, unprecedented collection of and access to health data has created opportunities to showcase health realities for patients and communities in novel ways.

In this workshop, participants will go beyond the numbers and learn how to make different types of personal, geographic, and social determinants data interact to paint a complete picture of personal or public health. This interactive workshop will use Esri's storymapping technology and teach participants how to find health data, combine different data, and display them through interactive storymaps that create unique, holistic depiction of personal and community health. Bringing your own health data is encouraged!

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Telling Health Stories with Interactive Storymaps

  1. 1. Telling Health Stories with Interactive Storymaps Workshop for SXSW Interactive 2016 Presented by: Carevoyance, Esri, & Health Data Consortium
  2. 2. Why use storymapping technology? “People really identify with maps. There’s this huge emotional human connection to a map that I think allows us to really connect people to what’s happening. It’s funny — sometimes you can know these things, but when you see them they become more immediate.” —Nancy Roman, Executive Director, Capital Area Food Bank on their use of Hunger Heat Maps to identify food insecurity in the DC region. Source: http://bit.ly/1Ss8A2Q
  3. 3. • This is Bob. • Bob is 38, unmarried, and a construction worker. • His best friend is his dog Skip. • Bob lives in Travis County, Texas the home of What kind of stories can you tell using storymapping technology?
  4. 4. • Bob hasn’t been feeling well lately. • He wants to go see a doctor. • So Bob pulls up all the hospitals, clinics, and medical centers in Travis County. What kind of stories can you tell using storymapping technology? • Most of the hospitals are located in the center of the county.
  5. 5. • Bob, however, lives in west Travis County. • To get to a Health Center, Bob would have to drive more than 30 minutes! What kind of stories can you tell using storymapping technology? BOB lives here Geographical area within 10 minutes driving distance of a Health Center High-density population clusters in Travis County
  6. 6. Storymapping conveys the health reality of a person or community in easily digestible, quick, and impactful ways. It also allows you to combine multiple datasets to show the nuanced relationships between them. Why use storymapping technology? (redux) VS.
  7. 7. Want to learn how to make your own health storymaps? Vote for our workshop at SXSW Interactive 2016! We hope to see you there! (Try out the interactive storymap: http://arcg.is/1fqrn1T)

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