One of the main challenges for public and private agencies that serve diverse geographic areas is how to plan and allocate resources to equitably meet the needs of the population within their service area. Decisions regarding staffing patterns, location of office sites, outreach efforts, and evaluation of the efficiency of service delivery have both political and geographic components. Human service delivery agencies in both public and private sectors typically commit substantial effort to collecting data required by funding services. Consequently, assessments of performance are driven, in part, by regulations and tracking mechanisms rather than by more systemic research issues such as equitable service delivery across the spectrum of population areas included in a service delivery configuration. Visit the Disability Counts website.