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In this paper we map the location and distribution of HIV service providers across Toronto neighbourhoods. Our analysis identified an uneven distribution of services across Toronto and a number of communities that are less accessible to HIV-related services. We subsequently identified three neighbourhood-level characteristics of the populations living(More)
Efforts have been made to identify, reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities, yet variation in access to health services continues to be an important concern. As with large American cities, Toronto has been particularly hard hit by the AIDS epidemic, representing 68% of Ontario's HIV diagnoses (Health Canada, 2000). The accessibility of healthcare(More)
Policy makers and healthcare providers often lack the resources or information to make effective healthcare decisions that impact their communities. Information must therefore be delivered to in a way that maximizes healthcare decision making. This paper examines the infrastructure of U.S. Healthcare using an Internet-based geographic information system(More)
Given changes in the faces of AIDS over the last decade, it is crucial that disparities in health and access to healthcare are addressed. An Internet-based GIS was developed using ESRI's Arc Internet Map Server (Arc IMS) to provide users with a suite of tools to interact with geographic data and conduct spatial analyses related to the characteristics that(More)
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