University-Community Partnership to Enhance Public Health Communication

A Case of Effective Community-Based Collaborations For this case, the Visual Integration of Science through Art (VISTA) at Louisiana Tech University (Tech) partnered with the non-profit Lincoln Health Foundation to produce image-intensive communication materials for certain local populations. The specific audience was undereducated, indigent, non-native English speaking communities in the Parish – a population that often cannot readily rely on text-based resources for information.

June 18, 2019

FluView interactive: using user-centered design and usability heuristics to improve visualization of influenza information

Given the periodic nature of influenza activity, it is important to develop visualization tools that enable enhanced decision-making. User-Centered Design is a set of software development methodologies that primarily employ user needs to develop applications. Similarly, Usability Heuristics provide a set of rules that increase the performance of user interfaces, and ease of use. We combined some of these techniques to develop FluView Interactive, a prototype that will enable users to better understand influenza information.



June 26, 2019

Evaluation of a post earthquake internally displaced persons surveillance system (IDPSS) - Haiti, 2010

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing 4230 000 persons and placing an estimated 1.5 million into internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. IDPs are at increased risk for communicable diseases resulting from unhealthy living conditions. The Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) established the internally displaced persons surveillance system (IDPSS) to detect outbreaks and characterize disease trends within these camps.

June 26, 2019

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