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Health Empowerment Zone

by | Jul 20, 2017 | 0 comments

The map above is a participatory mapping project to identify the accessibility of health related community assets and services in Chicago as well as mapping out barriers to accessibility that people find in their local communities. The purpose of this interactive map is to:

  1. Collect local accessibility information about health promotion related resources in Chicago.
  2. Help people find these health promotion sites and services such as fitness centers, health food stores etc. in their neighborhoods
  3. Help people plan out how to get to these locations and how to avoid environmental barriers such as bad curb cuts, broken sidewalks, inaccessible entries.
  4. Analyze the geography of health related accessibility in Chicago to better understand areas of high accessibility and which areas are in need of accessible locations.