Hypertension & Food Security: Making Connections for Developing Policy
Track: Public Health
Authors: Bambi Bevill, Katharine vonRueden
GIS displays prevalence of hypertension, access to healthy foods and locations of resources for disease prevention, including the Million Hearts Initiative in New Mexico. A network analysis is used to calculate drive-time informed service areas for at risk populations. Findings are used to improve policy. Participants will see the connection between food security and hypertension, and how public health promotes policy to expand access for chronic disease prevention and management.