Mapping Community Health: GIS for Health and Human Services

Mapping Community Health: GIS for Health and Human Services

Mapping Community Health: GIS for Health and Human Services

Mapping Community Health: GIS for Health and Human Services


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Discover a modern approach to help build healthier communities.

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. By applying GIS, you too can be better able to prepare for and respond to health emergencies and human crises and build the resilience your community will need for the future.

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. A “next steps” section provides ideas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start your own use of GIS for health and human services. Supplementary online resources, including additional stories, videos, new ideas and concepts, and downloadable tools and content, extend the value of this book.

Edited by Christopher Thomas, Director of Government Marketing at Esri, Shannon Valdizon, State and Local Government Marketing Lead at Esri, and Matt Artz, an Esri content strategist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589486997
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 03/22/2022
Series: Applying GIS , #6
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Christopher Thomas is the director of Government Marketing at Esri. He is a subject matter expert in government, technology, geographic information systems, marketing, and global business development. His books include GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making, Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability, and Building a Smarter Community: GIS for State and Local Government.

Shannon Valdizon is the State and Local Government Marketing Lead on the Esri Industry Solutions team. She works with government strategists to identify emerging trends in government and GIS across the globe.

Matt Artz is a principal content strategist for Esri Press.

Table of Contents


Stories and strategies

How to use this book

Part 1: Humans in crisis

Part 2: Public health preparedness

Part 3: Health equity

Part 4: Access to care

Part 5: Strategic planning

Next steps


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