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AAACAP, Planning correlate data to improve programming

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

GIS mapping of regional demographic information along with consumer and program data allows a more strategic approach to planning for delivering services, so CAPCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and its Planning and Economic Development Division are collaborating to develop these tools and improve programming.

“Better data provides more information about the types of services which may best support individuals who are choosing to age in place in their communities; it can identify service delivery patterns, service gaps; and unknown concentration of individuals in our target demographic,” said Patty Bordie, AAACAP director. Comparing such data helps ensure older adult populations are being reached in an efficient and effective manner that can be tailored on a county, city, neighborhood or census block level. For instance, the data can help AAACAP determine whether one health and wellness program could service several rural communities or if the same program should be offered multiple times throughout an area because of transportation issues.

AAACAP also can use the information to make connections in communities and help deliver the right services, at the right location, at the right time by partnering with organizations already operating in an area.

> Read about AAACAP’s services.
> Learn more about CAPCOG' Planning and Economic Development Division.

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