Modernizing Public Health Preparedness

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The frequency and severity of emergencies and disasters is on the rise and public health preparedness professionals are increasingly on the “front-lines” of the response efforts. This response includes collecting and analyze field data from impacted communities while communicating the impact of the incident to the public.

Often, public health is tasked with coordinating their internal response with the efforts of partner agencies; all in real time. With limited time and budget to train staff and develop complex applications, organizations are increasingly leveraging their existing investment in the ArcGIS Platform to develop simple, focused applications that work across device and platform. Public health preparedness face obstacles in coordination of response, synthesis of data, long-term projections and true situational awareness. The field needs to look to the future – and that’s where geographic information systems (GIS) comes in.

Join us online on Thursday, April 12 at 2pm ET/11am PT as we discuss the challenges associated with public health preparedness and share how agencies have successfully overcome those obstacles.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Key resources and tools that will enhance or sustain work in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and other public health emergencies.
  • What other agencies have done to elevate public health preparedness in their work.
  • How governments can use location data and visualization to more effectively respond to natural disasters and outbreaks.