Overview of Maps in Public Health Practice and Strategizing with Community Food Systems
This course begins with a moderated discussion about the roles maps and geographic thinking play in public health practice. This discussion will then lead into a short overview about using maps for community health planning, with healthy food access initiatives as examples. This presentation will also provide an overview of various models of food systems and how these models can be used to make a strategy matrix for community health planning.
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Explain why paper maps offer greater opportunities for cross-sectoral collaboration than small printed or digital maps. Explain key food systems planning terminology. Identify major planning elements relevant for geographic-based planning.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on community food systems planning. As a funded partner with the Broward Regional Health Planning Councilís Community Transformation Grant -funded initiative (TOUCH), I provide strategic planning for their healthy food access initiatives. This material was developed for non-commercial, community health planning purposes only.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.