Wisconsin Department of Health Services: State Health Department Introduces New Flu Vaccine Data Dashboard and Report on Vaccine Coverage in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: State Health Department Introduces New Flu Vaccine Data Dashboard and Report on Vaccine Coverage in Wisconsin . “The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today released its Influenza Vaccine Update and launched a new online flu vaccine data dashboard. Together, the report and data dashboard provide a look at previous and current flu vaccine rates statewide, and highlight communities and areas of the state more vulnerable to the seasonal flu.”

PFAS: Wisconsin DNR launches one-stop map of forever chemical contamination (Wisconsin State Journal)

Wisconsin State Journal: PFAS: Wisconsin DNR launches one-stop map of forever chemical contamination. “Wisconsin environmental regulators have launched a new online tool to track pollution by so-called toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ The Department of Natural Resources combined information from drinking and surface water monitoring programs, health consumption advisories, and a database of contaminated sites into a single online map.”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Milwaukee’s historical Bronzeville lives on at a new website and app dedicated to preserving its stories

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Milwaukee’s historical Bronzeville lives on at a new website and app dedicated to preserving its stories. “Telling the stories of Milwaukee’s African American families and businesses in a new way is the goal of a project just launched by [Patricia] Diggs and Kitonga Alexander, a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. ‘Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories’ is a website and mobile app that will allow people to learn about the past — and the present — as they walk the northside neighborhood. It went live in time for Bronzeville Week, which begins Saturday.”

EIN Presswire: Ho-Chunk Nation Releases Milestone Indigenous Language Digital Dictionary

EIN Presswire: Ho-Chunk Nation Releases Milestone Indigenous Language Digital Dictionary (PRESS RELEASE). “On July 30, 2022, Ho-Chunk Nation is proudly releasing their dictionary at the General Council in Madison, Wisconsin…. The new Hoocąk Wazijaci dictionary is freely available online and via mobile download. It includes nearly 12,000 entries and over 9,000 example sentences.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: 3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe

University of Wisconsin-Madison: 3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe. “[Lennon] Rodgers — who directs the Grainger Engineering Design and Innovation Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison — was there to help archaeologists better understand a 1,200-year-old, 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four lakes and part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation. At the invitation of Wisconsin State Archaeologist James Skibo and Scott Roller, senior collections manager for the Wisconsin Historical Society, Rodgers scanned the canoe and created detailed 3D renderings that will preserve the boat’s legacy and allow researchers to study the craft while it undergoes a multiyear preservation process.”

BizTimes (Wisconsin): NVNG launches online, statewide database of startups to increase national exposure

BizTimes (Wisconsin): NVNG launches online, statewide database of startups to increase national exposure. “Madison-based NVNG Investment Advisors has launched an online database that aims to encapsulate all of the state’s startups. Called +Venture Wisconsin, the database was created to increase exposure of Wisconsin companies to national and international venture capital communities.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A New Tool To Help Track Invasive Insects in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A New Tool To Help Track Invasive Insects in Wisconsin. “The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared April to be Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. To support this effort, the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab recently launched a new Wisconsin invasive insect mapping page to help track invasive insects in the state.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system

Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system. “More than 1 million people in Wisconsin are non-drivers — many of whom are seniors, individuals with disabilities, young people and low-income individuals. The Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application, available on the WisDOT website, enables state and local decision makers to locate non-driver populations in their area and begin to plan or expand public transportation options.”

Fox 11 (Wisconsin): ThedaCare postponing all non-urgent elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

Fox 11 (Wisconsin): ThedaCare postponing all non-urgent elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge. “A record number of COVID-19 patients is putting non-urgent elective surgeries on hold at ThedaCare hospitals. The rapid spread of the omicron variant has overwhelmed ThedaCare’s seven hospitals and officials say they expect COVID-19 cases to rise for the next two to three weeks.”

WBAY: HSHS treating record number of COVID-19 patients at hospitals–majority unvaccinated

WBAY: HSHS treating record number of COVID-19 patients at hospitals–majority unvaccinated. “A record number of patients are hospitalized and being treated for COVID-19 at the Hospital Sisters Health System. HSHS called it an ‘unfortunate milestone.’ They’re treating 303 patients, up from the previous high of 293 patients in November 2020, before the vaccination was available.”