Thursday, 1 July 2010

Geographic Information Systems and Public Health

Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity

Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity
Andrew Curtis, Michael Leitner | ISBN: 1591407567 | PDF | 343 pages | 2005 | 6 MB

For students and those involved in public and community health, Curtis and Leitner (both geography and anthropology, Louisiana State U.) explain using the geographic information system (GIS) in terms of how it can improve infant health. They discuss the role of space in health analysis, GIS and its data sources, maps and spatial analysis, community health in neighborhoods, data conditions, patient confidentiality, community health initiatives, the Baton Rouge Healthy Start GIS, issues dealing with pregnant women and disaster response and recovery planning, and rural locations.


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