Using GIS in MCH Research & Planning
Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Overview | Presenter Information | Agenda | Resources | Archive
Please check the Technical Requirements section for assistance with downloading the presentations.
- "Overview of GIS Methodology and Its Applications in Public Health", Russell Kirby, Ph.D., M.S., FACE [PDF - 269 KB]
- "Immigrant Reproductive Health Disparities: A GIS Analysis", Sara McLafferty, Ph.D. [PDF - 700 KB]
- "GIS for Policy, Program Planning, and Evaluation: Lessons Learned", Gene R. Takahashi, Ph.D., M.P.H. [PDF - 150 KB]
For more information regarding Dr. Gene Takahashi’s presentation
For GIS software and resources
Commercial Software (listed alphabetically)
- ArcGIS (ESRI)
Resources on segregation and maternal/child health
- Acevedo-Garcia, D., Lochner, K., Osypuk, T., Subramanian, S., 2003, Future directions in residential segregation and health research: A multilevel approach. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 93(2), 215-220.
- Collins, C.A., Williams, D.R., 1999, Segregation and mortality: The deadly effects of racism? Sociological Forum, Vol. 14(3): 495-523.
- Grady, S.C., 2006, Racial disparities in low birthweight and the contribution of residential segregation: A multilevel analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 63:3013-3029.
- Grady, S.C. and McLafferty S. 2007 Segregation, nativity and health: Reproductive health inequalities for immigrant and native-born black women in New York City, Urban Geography, 28(3).
- Polednak, A., 1996, Trends in U.S. urban black infant mortality, by degree of residential segregation. American Journal of Public Health Vol. 86(5), 723-26.
- Williams, D.R., Collins, C., 2002, Racial residential segregation: A fundamental cause of racial disparities in health. In Laveist, T.A., editor Race, Ethnicity and Health: A Public Health Reader, San Francisco: Jossey Bass.