A national survey of state comprehensive cancer control managers: Implications of geographic information systems

Julie E. Volkman, Roxanne Parrott, Suellen Hopfer, Eugene J. Lengerich

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Abstract

The growth of geographic information systems (GIS) for comprehensive cancer control (CCC) planning activities has been documented. We examined concerns about use and derived principles for practice. A national survey of US CCC program managers (n∈=∈49) was conducted. Results include statements and frequency of barriers to use GIS mapping for CCC. Uses of GIS for CCC activities have benefits, but must be considered within organizational frameworks designed to safeguard confidentiality of health information and community relationships. Education to guide understanding of and input into the decisions linked to GIS mapping can limit possible harms while advancing CCC aims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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