HealthLandscape is an interactive web-based mapping tool that allows health professionals, policy makers, academic researchers, and planners to combine, analyze and display information in ways that promote better understanding of health and the forces that affect it. The tool brings together various sources of health, socio-economic and environmental information in a convenient, central location to help answer questions about and improve health and healthcare. HealthLandscape can be used to create maps from publicly available data sets including regional criminal justice, education, healthcare, and demographic data, allowing users to discover community characteristics and share information with health professionals, policy makers, and legislators.
HealthLandscape: HealthLandscape develops, administers, and markets geospatial analysis software tools and professional services. HealthLandscape is a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, working with the Robert Graham Center in the successful development of the HealthLandscape mapping platform. This group has extensive experience in GIS applications relating to health centers and primary care and works closely on all projects as a team.
AAFP: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the national association of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 124,900 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Academy was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.
Robert Graham Center: The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care is a research center sponsored by the AAFP but operated with editorial independence. It was established a decade ago to provide evidence for policy-making and to bring a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations. The Robert Graham Center staff are experts in the use and analysis of large datasets using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and have a strong and team-based approach to GIS-related work and application development.