In public health it’s good to know where the resources are – and where they’re short. Our Health Systems Development team created an excellent online tool to help our partners keep track of resources – to see where we have enough physicians and where we could use more. It also shows how much of an area is at the poverty level and where the underinsured and uninsured live in AZ. You get to choose the geographic break down – Community Health Analysis Areas, Counties and even by census tracts.
This type of data can be useful in your programs as you determine the best places for interventions. We’ll update the Designation Mapper quarterly to keep you updated on changes in status. Also, Health Systems is putting together a webinar to help folks learn to use the new tool.