The School-Based Health Alliance Child Health and Education Mapping tool can be used to target high-need areas and explore the current or potential capacity of school-based health centers to serve these areas.
The School-Based Health Alliance’s Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool, developed in partnership with HealthLandscape, allows users to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for data-driven decision-making. County-level information on child health, education, and socioeconomic status is available to be searched, mapped, downloaded, and compared to national averages. Public school and School-Based Health Center (SBHC) locations as well as other healthcare facilities can be mapped, filtered, and key characteristics displayed. The tool can be used to assess community child and adolescent health, identify geographic areas of need and plan for where to target new services, examine characteristics of public schools and SBHCs, collaborate with and learn from others in your area, advocate to policymakers, and fundraise with effective visuals and relevant data for grant applications.
The School-Based Health Alliance’s Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool includes a Local Area Needs Assessment (LANA) tool, a QuickLayers tool, and Map My Data.