The Eldersmile TimeMap: Benefits of connecting statistics with time and place

Susan S. Kum, Hua Wang, Peng Wang, Zhu Jin, Leydis De La Cruz, Mary E. Northridge, Carol Kunzel, Stephen E. Marshall, Sara S. Metcalf

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Community-based programs are critical for locally targeted public health education and accessible service delivery. Deriving useful information from such programs is important for their own evaluation and improvement and may facilitate research collaboration with partners and experts. Here we present an interactive Web-based application designed for a community-based oral health outreach program called ElderSmile to demonstrate how data can be summarized, fi ltered, compared, and visualized by time and place to inform program planning, evaluation, and research. The ElderSmile TimeMap ( is an emergent product of a US National Institutes of Health -funded collaboration of knowledge sharing among multidisciplinary team members at the University at Buffalo, Columbia University, and New York University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1748-1750
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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