Using GIS to match local health needs with public health services and programs

Abstract

Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in ensuring essential public health services. Geographic information system (GIS) technology offers a promising means for LHDs to identify geographic gaps between areas of need and the reach of public health services. We examined how large LHDs could better inform planning and investments by using GIS-based methodologies to align community needs and health outcomes with public health programs. We present a framework to drive LHDs in identifying and addressing gaps or mismatches in services or health outcomes.

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Type Journal article
Language English
Country United States Of America
Link http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300195?hits=10&andorexactfulltext=and&FIRSTINDEX=0&searchid=1&resourcetype=HWCIT&RESULTFORM
Journal American Journal of Public Health
Volume 101
Year 2011
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