Advanced Spatial Analysis

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Research Project Details

Examining health access in Los Angeles County's immigrant and minority communities

Discipline: GIS     Public Health     Social Work          

Project Category:
Institution: University of Southern California School of Social Work
Principal Investigators: Dennis Kao

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the spatial accessibility of health facilities (i.e. hospitals and community clinics) for immigrant and minority communities in Los Angeles County.

Expected Outputs: Manuscript in progress

Related Publications: Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health & Mental Health in Hong Kong (December 2006) Poster presentation at the 2007 Society for Social Work & Research Conference (January 2007)

Software Used: ArcGIS; GeoDa

Contact: Dennis Kao