L1: A dynamic, interactive platform for assessing urban health services’ accessibility and equity

Tuesday 16 May | 12:30-13:00

Format: Presentation
Stream: Population and Public Health
Content filters: Includes examples of using technology to enable change, Equity

AMORE Collaborative Project (ACP) – delegates will use the AMORE Platform (AP) to:

  1. Assess urban health services’ accessibility and equity, integrating sociodemographic characteristics and traffic congestion levels

  2. Predict the impact of new health services

Participants will use the AP to explore scenarios and reach conclusions. Using data in the public domain, the ACP completed an unfunded test case in Cali, Colombia (pop. 2,258 million), studying accessibility to emergency services, haemodialysis, and radiotherapy. ACP engaged diverse stakeholders to co-create the web-based, user-centred AP. The AP displays results in clear descriptive graphs and maps that stakeholders can understand and can share with peers and counterparts.

After this session, participants will: 

  • Understand the value of dynamic travel times for assessing accessibility, informing urban and health services planning, and planning improvements

  • Understand how to use publicly available data and data sciences to study accessibility to essential services while considering equity

  • Learn how simple visualisations and metrics enhance multi stakeholder and intersectoral collaboration

Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain