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How Does Place Affect Health?

The places of our lives – our homes, workplaces, schools, parks, and houses of worship – affect the quality of our health and influence our experience with disease and well-being. The Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program (GRASP) uses geospatial science, analysis, technology, and visualization to examine the relationship between place and health. Learn more.

Lower Manhattan showing city blocks.
Check out our latest geospatial work at CDC/ATSDR.

Southern part of the United States.
Explore GRASP work through maps and featured stories.

Map of Uganda.
Learn about history of GRASP and GIS at CDC/ATSDR.

Page last reviewed: September 15, 2020