New Reference Offers Texas Health-Related Data by County, Zip Code

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From the distribution of pharmacies, trauma centers and emergency rooms to the number of lung, colon and breast cancer patients in major metropolitan areas, "Texas Health Atlas," published by Texas A&M University Press, provides a geographic perspective on the state's healthcare system.

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With almost 200 pages of original demographic and health-related maps displaying county-by-county and regional information, Texas Health Atlas provides an important tool for providers and planners, risk managers, public officials and policymakers.

Authors Lawrence Estaville, Kristine Egan and Abel Galaviz have mined an array of previously scattered information to create a singular resource, providing a geographical perspective on the state’s health care system, medical services, insidious diseases, harmful behaviors and health disparities among various segments of its population.

From the distribution of pharmacies, trauma centers and emergency rooms to the number of lung, colon and breast cancer patients in major metropolitan areas (by ZIP code), the atlas provides valuable insights that can guide the decisions needed for the state’s economic wellbeing and the improved health of its citizens.

Estaville, professor of geography at Texas State University, has published six books, including the Texas Water Atlas. Egan is a senior GIS analyst for the city of San Antonio and a geography lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She served as production manager for the Texas Water Atlas.

Abel Galaviz, the medical consultant for the book, is a surgeon in San Marcos.

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