The Mission of the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
To provide a forum for disseminating research on health and well-being, disease, illness, spatial epidemiology, disease ecology, population health, ethnomedicine and non-Western understandings of health and medicine, spatial aspects of health care delivery, and health care policy and political economy. Further, to promote health geography within geography and related disciplines, and advocate its applications and service to public and private agencies and the general public in the developed and developing world.
The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group website was a labor of love for Professor Robert Earickson at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He used the site to curate content about our discipline for over a decade. This new HMGSG.org website is an extension of his efforts, with some notable additions.