Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Health Data & Evaluation
Geographic Information Systems
|The area of GIS and Public Health has risen to a new level in the past few years with the recognition that health surveillance practices and health service allocations need to become more sensitive to the needs of people in local geographic areas. The LLCHD GIS program deals with health, environment, and socio-economic data at many geographic scales including individual entities. With the advancements in hardware and software, the collection, storage, and manipulation of GIS data has increased dramatically. As Lancaster County population has increased, the need for GIS has become vital for health risk assessment and program evaluation.|
Visit the Map Gallery for more examples of the use of GIS in several public health program areas.
Other Public Health GIS Links