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Friday, December 1 • 12:10pm - 12:15pm
Mapping Into a Healthy and Equitable Future

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Since Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean, NYC has become a new home to evacuees, many of whom came without medicine or the means to find medical services in the city. As women of color passionate about social justice and health equity, we wanted to do something to help close this gap. As a Public Health Intern and Urban Fellow at the NYC Health Department, we don’t have a traditional GIS education - but we did have a vision of how this problem could be solved with a map. In this talk, we’ll tell you how learning to make a map empowered us to provide a quick and easy resource for our newest New Yorkers when they needed it most.


Rahani Green

Public Health Intern, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Rahani Green is an MPA student at New York University studying Health Policy & MGMT. Through her internship on the Risk & Analytics unit at the NYC Health Dept. (DOHMH) she is helping the city better serve vulnerable populations during disasters. When not at DOHMH, Rahani is conducting... Read More →

Anali Valdez

NYC Urban Fellow, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Anali Valdez recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of California, San Diego. As a current Urban Fellow at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, she works on creating genuine and sustainable... Read More →

Friday December 1, 2017 12:10pm - 12:15pm