Apologies for cross-posting. A reminder to join us for today's session of SCR CONNECTions! We'll hear from guest speaker Thomas Scharmen TODAY, Wednesday March 8, at 10am CT / 9am MT. The session information can be found below, along with access information for the session. We hope to see you there!

During the session, the speaker will be doing some live demonstrations of map-based resources. Please feel free to explore these sites before the session!

Valencia County Community Wellness Council, Youth Services Assessments:
New Mexico Community Data Collaborative, Early Childhood Map Gallery:

Title: Public Data for Public Health Advocates - Building and Sustaining a Statewide Data Service
Guest Speaker: Thomas Scharmen, MA, MPH
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CT / 9:00am - 10:00am MT

Description: The New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) is a successful library of databases and a network of over 60 analysts working for New Mexico non-profits organizations and local agencies. The NMCDC online platform ( is a geographic information systems website with extensive ready-to use content shared with the public. It contains nearly 100 interactive maps and over 1000 indicators that cover health outcomes, resources, and social determinants in every neighborhood in the state, allowing exploration of chronic disease, healthcare access, early childhood, built environment, food issues, education and more. This webinar will describe the evolution and conceptual challenges of the Collaborative, demonstrate the online platform, and explore examples of collaborative community assessment for planning and policy change.

Speaker Bio: Thomas Scharmen is a community epidemiologist at the Office of Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation (New Mexico Department of Health) in Albuquerque, NM, and adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico's Department of Community Medicine. He is also a coordinator and founding member of the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC), a library of databases and a network of over 60 analysts supported by New Mexico non-profit organizations and local agencies.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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