Data Methods

Need to find a local resource? Searching for the drive time to receive care and services? Here you will find resources in the South on HIV-related topics. You will be able to search our map of the Deep South for links to state-specific resources. And you will have the opportunity to use infographics created by the COMPASS Initiative® team. Scroll over the map to search for Southern HIV resources near you or download an infographic to help enhance your presentation or project.

 

About COMPASS

The COMPASS Geospatial Core at Emory University has merged data from the two publicly available Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) databases to create a survey directory of organizations. All organizations included in the directory indicated that they serve PLWH or LGBT populations.

Where did these data come from?

The COMPASS Initiative Geospatial Core at Emory University has merged data from the two publicly available Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) databases to create a survey directory of organizations. All organizations included in the directory indicated that they serve PLWH or LGBT populations.

How was drive time calculated?

COMPASS maps represent organizations that are providing HIV, mental health, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, & HIV stigma mitigation services to people living with HIV (PLWH) or LGBT populations in the Deep South. Drive time was calculated using Google Maps API queries to estimate travel time via car between population-weighted centroids of counties and nearest mental health or substance abuse provider.

What can these data be used for?

The COMPASS organization directory provides information about organizations providing HIV, mental health, and substance abuse, trauma-informed care, & HIV stigma mitigation services to people living with HIV (PLWH) and LGBT populations in the Deep South. We anticipate that the dataset may be useful to individuals seeking health services, as well as to inform the work of community-based organizations, policy-makers, and health departments.

What are the limitations of the COMPASS directory?

Organizations included in the directory do not comprise all organizations providing HIV, mental health, and substance abuse, trauma-informed care, & HIV stigma mitigation services in the Deep South. Instead, organizations are those that were publicly listed and identified as organizations serving people living with HIV (PLWH) and LGBT populations.
COMPASS and Emory University do not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in abstracts or documents available from the COMPASS website.

How can I learn more about the COMPASS directory?

For questions about the COMPASS organization database and directory, please contact COMPASS at emory@gileadcompass.com.

 

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