Geographies of Health and Healthcare II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (MDT)
Room: Marshall South, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Prince Michael Amegbor, Jessica Finlay
Chairs: Mark Rosenberg

Call for Submissions

Call for Papers
We invite you to submit abstracts on new and on-going work related to health and health care research from a geographic perspective. Kindly email your abstract (maximum 250 words), AAG Pin and Contact information to Prince M. Amegbor at by Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Geographies of health and health care: Ageing and place
We encourage papers on themes such as ageing-in-place, long-term care for older populations and the intersections between ageing and variables such as gender, frailty, income and identity.
2. Geographies of health and health care: Access to health care
We encourage papers on themes such as access to maternal services, emergency services, palliative care in urban and rural settings in developed and developing parts of the world.

3. Geographies of health and health care: Creating healthy cities
We encourage papers that explore the themes of healthy cities, age-friendly cities and others being proposed as scholars and policy makers think through the challenges of how to account for recent spatial and demographic shifts.

4. Geographies of health and healthcare: Social capital, social inclusion and equity
We encourage papers that examine the relationship (or effect) of social capital, social inclusion and equity in health, especially for the poor and socially vulnerable populations.


Geographers are well suited to address the existing and emergent issues in health and healthcare due to their holistic approach to place and health and geography’s inherent spatial sensitivities. A geographical perspective provides the tools to investigate the physical, sociocultural, economic, political, and psychological aspects of places in terms of how they shape people’s experience of health and healthcare. This session is intended to provide a forum for perspectives of the complex transactions between people, place and health. To this end, emergent concepts and themes in Geographies of health and healthcare will be the focus of this session.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Xiaojun Deng*, , Mark Warren Rosenberg, Queen's University, Survival Analysis of Older Chinese with Chronic Diseases: Evidence from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011, 2013 and 2015 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Ana Louro, Centre of Geographical Studies / Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning Universidade de Lisboa, Eduarda Marques Da Costa*, Universidade de Lisboa - Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Nuno Marques da Costa, Centre of Geographical Studies / Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning Universidade de Lisboa, Physical accessibility to health services – Case study in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Filiberto Asare-Akuffo*, Florida State University, Measuring the impact of Medicaid on geographic accessibility to oral health care 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Yi Yu*, University of Oregon, Governing through the NGO, community eldercare and community building in urban China 20 4:05 PM

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