A look at healthy way la: Using GIS mapping to determine physical barriers to access of integrated behavioral services
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy
Evaluate if physical proximity of Healthy Way LA (HWLA) providers (County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) and County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS) providers) is correlated with improved access to services for its Medicaid-eligible population within Los Angeles County. Differentiate between bus and rail routes do not efficiently Los Angeles County or providers. Identify specific SPAs that are geographically accessible to HWLA clients who rely on public transportation. Calculate average driving times and compare driving routes between DHS and DMH clinics with SPA 4. Assess whether DMH facilities are evenly distributed throughout Los Angeles County per SPA location. Compare physical locations of the different types and operations of services offered by DMH.
Keyword(s): Mental Health Services, Medicare/Medicaid
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have utilized my newly acquired knowledge of GIS in order to demonstrate ability to evaluate the effectiveness of program availability for a large-scale integrated program that comes behavioral and physical health services. My research experience and graduate studies in mental health services and the public health approach make me qualified to deliver this information in an educational and proactive manner.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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