Jan 25, 2021
As part of the Bending Lines exhibition initiative, we’ve started a project called Map Back At You, where we partner with community groups to create persuasive maps. These maps take data, design, and visual communication and put them in service of an argument, showing that maps are hardly just matter-of-fact reference tools.
In this series, we take a look at how we made these maps, starting with a brainstorm and ending with a finished map. Our first episode features a leader from the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Telehealth Consortium, a partnership between the Community Care Cooperative and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. This team worked with us to create a map showing disparities in access to telehealth resources in Massachusetts. The final map, entitled Bridging the Health Equity Divide, combines Census data with locations of community healthcare clinics to show how nonprofit health centers are working to provide services in communities where Internet access is limited.