Mapping Tool

The Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool

Our mapping tool was developed in partnership with HealthLandscape to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for data-driven decision-making. This tool is a resource for those seeking to address the chronic inequities that persist among low-income children and adolescents in health care access and utilization.

Use the navigation to the right to learn more about the tool, download the PDF manual, or watch video tutorials. Or, click the button above to go straight to the tool.

Please note: The tool is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox version 38.0 or higher, with the latest Flash version. The application works best with a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.


The tool was developed by School-Based Health Alliance staff, including Hayley Lofink Love, Samira Soleimanpour, Erin Schelar, and Matt Even, in partnership with Mark Carrozza and Jene Grandmont from HealthLandscape. Initial support was provided by members of the Alliance’s Evaluation and Quality Panel, including Sarah Ramowski, Michelle Strasz, Melina Bersamin, and Margo Quiroconi.

The School-Based Health Alliance received funding from multiple sources for different aspects of this project: Aetna Foundation for tool development and annual licensing fees, development of supporting materials, and pilot and dissemination; the Atlantic Philanthropies for tool development and annual licensing fees; the Bureau of Primary Health Care for the development and pilot of the tool; and, from Bechtel Foundation for tool development, supporting materials, and printed materials for dissemination.

This tool is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09738-08-00, award title “Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless” for $450,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Supported by Aetna Foundation, a national foundation based in Hartford, Connecticut that supports projects to promote wellness, health and access to high-quality health care for everyone. The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Aetna Foundation, its directors, officers, or staff.