School-Based Health Alliance Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool
About the Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool
The School-Based Health Alliance’s Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool, developed in partnership with HealthLandscape at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care allows users to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for data-driven decision-making. Initially introduced in 2014, the tool has progressed into a user-friendly system designed to identify and characterize medically underserved areas and expand health service accessibly. Users can search, map, and download data on child health, education, and socioeconomic status at the county level compared to national averages. The tool can map, filter, and view critical characteristics of public schools, school-based health centers (SBHCs), and other healthcare facilities. These abilities can help users plan where to target new services, collaborate with and learn from others in their area, advocate, and fundraise with compelling visuals and relevant data for grant applications.
Who Should Use the Mapping Tool
The Mapping Tool will be helpful for those:
- Involved in SBHC advocacy and expansion,
- Looking to build connections between school and community health resources, and
- Interested in learning more about the landscape of interactions between factors impacting child health and education across the country.
Users should have familiarity with school-based health centers, educational outcomes, and other factors addressing school-aged children and their health.
Mapping Tool Resources
Access the Mapping Tool
School-Based Health Alliance (2022). The School-Based Health Alliance Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool. Washington, DC: School-Based Health Alliance. https://data.sbh4all.org/sbhadb/maps/
Funding and Development Acknowledgement
SBHA’s Evaluation and Quality Panel provided initial support in shaping the vision of the Mapping Tool. SBHA received funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies, Aetna Foundation, Bechtel Foundation, and the Bureau of Primary Health Care to support the original development of the tool.
This publication was made possible by grant number 6 U3FCS41782‐01‐01 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care. Its contents are solely the authors’ responsibility and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.