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Posted by on Aug 8, 2009

Rush County Uses Map to Plan Programs

Cynthia Stone, professor at the IUPUI School of Public Health, wanted to determine whether there was a disparity of public health resources in impoverished areas in Rush and surrounding counties.

Using SAVI’s database and mapping capabilities, the map highlights the specific concentration of public health facilities in relation to areas where the population is living at or below the poverty line. Rush County’s health department then used the map’s information to plan programs to meet the needs of the underserved areas.