Research that yields unique findings for ZIP code analysis
versus alternative measures, such as census tract or block, should be cautions of whether the ZIP code studies offer a more complete community measure or are plagued by moving boarders and shifting populations.
To clarify the zip code analysis
being conducted, the term "central office zip code" will be used to distinguish the zip code information from additional zip codes the central office may serve.
The study, which used the NMHMF's Zip Code Analysis
Project (ZCAP), a comprehensive data platform for identifying and isolating chronic illnesses by zip code, examined the rates at which participants in Healthways' diabetes program who live in areas with health disparity adhered to recommended standards of care for laboratory testing compared to those outside of the health disparity zones.
The study was conducted using the NMHMF's Zip Code Analysis
Project (ZCAP), a comprehensive data platform for identifying and isolating chronic illnesses by zip code.