Use of geographic information systems for planning HIV prevention interventions for high-risk youths

Catherine G. Geanuracos, Shayna D. Cunningham, George Weiss, Draco Forte, Lisa M. Henry Reid, Jonathan M. Ellen

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Geographic information system (GIS) analysis is an emerging tool for public health intervention planning. Connect to Protect, a researcher-community collaboration working in 15 cities to reduce HIV infection among youths, developed GIS databases of local health, crime, and demographic data to evaluate the geographic epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections and HIV risk among adolescents. We describe the process and problems of data acquisition, analysis, and mapping in the development of structural interventions, demonstrating how program planners can use this technology to inform and improve planning decisions. The Connect to Protect project's experience suggests strategies for incorporating public data and GIS technology into the next generation of public health interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1974-1981
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume97
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Use of geographic information systems for planning HIV prevention interventions for high-risk youths'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Geanuracos, C. G., Cunningham, S. D., Weiss, G., Forte, D., Henry Reid, L. M., & Ellen, J. M. (2007). Use of geographic information systems for planning HIV prevention interventions for high-risk youths. American journal of public health, 97(11), 1974-1981. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2005.076851