Geographic information systems (GIS) for Health Promotion and Public Health: a review.

@article{Nykiforuk2011GeographicIS,
  title={Geographic information systems (GIS) for Health Promotion and Public Health: a review.},
  author={Candace I. J. Nykiforuk and Laura M. Flaman},
  journal={Health promotion practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          63-73
        }
}
The purpose of this literature review is to identify how geographic information system (GIS) applications have been used in health-related research and to critically examine the issues, strengths, and challenges inherent to those approaches from the lenses of health promotion and public health. Through the review process, conducted in 2007, it is evident that health promotion and public health applications of GIS can be generally categorized into four predominant themes: disease surveillance (n… CONTINUE READING
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