While critically important to our nation, public health preparedness faces obstacles in coordination of response, synthesis of data, long-term projections and true situational awareness.
Today’s toughest challenges have one thing in common: location. When disaster strikes, governments need to locate health services, responders and victims to protect lives, resources and critical infrastructure. The field needs to look to the future – and that’s where geographic information systems (GIS) comes in.
Download this report to learn how GIS can improve public health preparedness efforts when responding to increasing threats and disasters.