4259.0 Using Mapping Strategies to Inform Public Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session explores field research methods complimentary to and compatible with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It describes how GIS can be utilized to visually demonstrate key areas in need of public health outreach.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Identify three key strategies on developing and using data for state and regional mapping of various health indicators. Identify components of the assets mapping tool for use in palliative care planning in the Pacific. List five local and national sources of geo-spatial data for community mapping.

Assets Mapping Palliative Care: The US Affiliated Pacific Islands Build on Strengths in Resource-limited Settings
Jeannette Grace Koijane, MPH, Karen A. Heckert, PhD, MPH, MSW and Hali Robinett, MPH
Spatial Dimensions of Health Care Access: Using Community-Based Research Approaches
John J. Green, PhD, JoLynn P. Montgomery, MPH, PhD, Roy Grant, MA, Anna M. Kleiner, PhD, Carley Jefcoat, MSCD and Mitch Morris, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)