Hot Spotting Areas for Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment
Track: Hospitals and Health Systems
Authors: Carrie Fahey
Many newly insured patients under health care reform will seek care from community health centers (CHCs), therefore CHCs seek to target outreach and enrollment. GIS allowed for the joining and visualization of CHC service area data by ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) with Census uninsurance data that were imputed to the ZCTA level. Hot-spot analysis found clusters of high uninsurance that were not already served by CHCs. These findings and methods are useful for health planning and policy-making.