Posted: April 2, 2020

Windshield Tour (Using Google Maps to Explore the Environments of Patients in Durham, NC)


This short module introduces the "Windshield Tour" community assessment technique, The warm-up exercise asks the participant to reflect on their neighborhood. The activity requires the participant to walk around a neighborhood using Google maps and assess the community based on what they observe.


Sarah Weaver, MPH, Duke University School of Medicine
Gwendolyn Murphy, RD, LDN, MS, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning


Population Health, Community Assessment, Community Engaged Research, Windshield Tour