3392.0 GIS, Community Health Planning, and Policy Development

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Geographic Information System (GIS) is allowing public health workers to more effectively assess needs at various levels. This session will discuss the public outreach process used to identify Health and Social Inequities in need of evaluation.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Analyze data, within a GIS environment, so that interventions can be planned at sub-county and neighborhood levels of geography. Participants will understand the strengths and challenges associated with using GIS as a tool for assessing community health policy. Demonstrate how GIS can be used to develop information-based policies related to Health and Social Inequities.

Using GIS in partnership with community advocacy groups to affect local public health policy decisions: Project Extra Mile and alcohol consumption in Omaha
David Corbin, PhD, FASHA, Jess Behrens, MSc Ecology, Mike Shambaugh-Miller, PhD, Diane E. Riibe and Erin R. Baum, MPH
Using GIS mapping for childhood obesity policymaking in an underserved community
Douglas M. Hirano, MPH, Donald Kelly, MUEP and Valentina Hernandez
Clearing the air around schools: A GIS study of new FDA tobacco advertising restrictions
Douglas A. Luke, PhD, Carson Smith, Amy A. Sorg, MPH, Kurt Ribisl, PhD and Matt Eggers

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

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

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