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Using GIS to prioritize vulnerable neighbourhoods

In our latest public health story map, we talk about how GIS can help public health practitioners allocate the right form of public health interventions to the right people.

You may or may not already know this, but a lot of data is made publicly available by the government. But data without context is just characters on a page. GIS brings it to life.

For program planning and evaluation, using maps to visualize the data can show exactly where your target population are, provide focus to your health promotion efforts, and allow you to easily share your findings with different stakeholders.

Check out the story map to see how it works.

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This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Maryam Bazargani is the Technical Solutions Specialist for Esri Canada’s Public Health Program. As a GIS specialist, she helps deliver geospatial solutions adapted to the public health industry. She has worked on various public health research projects using spatio-temporal modelling of risk factors associated with poverty and the indicators of social inequity. Passionate about GIS, she loves to help people visualize their data in a new way that brings them insights and more fully answers their needs.

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