The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to halting the upward trend of childhood obesity by 2015 by working with grantees, community partners and researchers. To meet the diverse needs of these end-users, the foundation presents a National Web-based Childhood Obesity Prevention Geographic Information System (GIS).
This system includes: a Collaborative Management System, automatic data integration tools, and a National Internet-based GIS that enables grantees to:
visualize community, regional, and national-level data
integrate new spatial data and overlay these data to conduct location-specific analyses; and
generate maps, dynamic reports, and "what if" scenarios to better address the childhood obesity epidemic