What is GRAPHC?
The National Centre for Geographic Resources & Analysis in Primary Health Care at ANU
GRAPHC promotes and facilitates the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia. GRAPHC aims to meet the needs of Australian Health Research by providing and maintaing: FOUR Research Resources: Data, G-Tag System, Spatial Analyses & Mapping
To enhance the capacity of health services, by using geographically based tools, methods, data and web-based mapping platforms to support research into primary health care issues.
GRAPHC: Access to Maps, Data, Information & Tools
GRAPHC HLA Open Access contains variety of HLA interactive mapping tools as well as many research and resouce mapping visualisation including:
- ABS Health Survey,
- Medicare Local Statistics
- Workforce and
- NSW Hospitals data
This is a great place to evaluate the range of mapping options on offer.
GRAPHC promotes and facilitates the use of data and location to help identify, analyse, and predict:
- Current and emerging healthcare needs,
- Available healthcare resources & services, and
- How to best use resources to address needs, relevant to geographic areas or places of interest in Australia, and to educate and inform users and the wider community of the outcomes.
What is available to registered users?
Click the links here to have various aspects of GRAPHC resources described and or explained.
Registered users can add their own data, share maps, access data and mapping instances not open to anonymous users and contribute to future development.
An interactive Map Based Interface allowing users to find and extract spatially enabled demographic, socio-economic, census, public health data based on geographic areas.
Users can merge data from various datasets & save the output as a CSV files.
Users can visualise locally held tabular data on a map.
Historically Australian health researchers have had difficulty engaging with GIS tools because of the complexities associated with incorporating location. Often Postcode is the best available location attribute!
GRAPHC developed the G-Tag system to specifically address this issue and to support the protection of privacy and confidentiality of individuals while empowering data holdings for all researchers and administrators without compromising confidentiality.
GRAPHC host a great deal of population health and demographic data including ABS Census, Health Survey Data, PHIDU data and more. These data can be visualised directly through The GRAPHC REST Endpoint.
Importantly these services allow you to interact directly with GRAPHC's spatial data environment through API's, queries & GIS applications.