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Mapping community health : GIS for health & human services / edited by Christopher Thomas, Shannon Valdizon, Matt Artz.

Thomas, Christopher, (editor.). Valdizon, Shannon, (editor.). Artz, Matt, (editor.).


"Improving health outcomes, increasing access to health care, and building healthier communities requires a modern approach to understanding health and human service issues that are more complex, costly, and devastating than ever before. Public health service agencies around the world rely on geographic information systems (GIS) technology every day to address the opioid epidemic, homelessness, food insecurity, health and racial inequities, and more ... Mapping Community Health: GIS for Health and Human Services explores a collection of real-life case studies about using geographic information system (GIS) technology to help build communities that improve health outcomes and increase accessibility to health care." --supplied by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1589486994
  • ISBN: 9781589486997
  • Physical Description: viii, 104 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Redlands, California : Esri Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Humans in crisis. Data and smart maps elevate human services -- GIS inspires a new way for a point-in-time count -- Infectious mosquitoes pose increasing health threat -- Researchers unlock opioid overdose patterns using geospatial analysis -- Part 2. Public Health Preparedness. GIS-based contact tracing initiative sets US precedent -- Part 3. Health Equity. How a map of trees helped city leaders tackle social inequities -- Mapping food and essentials to guide people -- Urban parks play a key role in curbing inequity -- Using location intelligence to match programs to member needs -- Food bank uses survey solution to support food delivery -- Part4. Access to Care. Citywide health initiative improves lives -- Helping essential workers locate childcare facilities -- Part 5. Strategic Planning. Connecting location to better patient outcomes -- Improving community health -- Helping schools navigate the pandemic -- Next steps.
Subject: Public health > Data processing.
Human services > Geographic information systems.
Public health > Geographic information systems.
Medical geography.
Topography, Medical.
Services sociaux > Systèmes d'information géographique.
Santé publique > Systèmes d'information géographique.
Santé publique > Informatique.
Géographie médicale.
Human services.
Medical geography.
Public health.
Public health > Data processing.
Genre: Geographic information systems.

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