Confronting Catastrophe

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Health and Human Services employees certainly have a seat at the table when confronting catastrophe. However, there's a natural tendency to turn to first responders to plan and respond. Should the role of HHS professionals be elevated? Simple answer: Yes.

Health risks identified after natural disasters and health epidemics demonstrate a need for Health and Human Service involvement, and geographic information systems can help HHS professionals do their jobs better.

Watch on-demand to learn how GIS can support HHS efforts behind planning, response and recovery of major crises like natural disasters and health epidemics like Zika and Ebola.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Best practices of how GIS is being applied in crisis response.
  • How to use effective storytelling to educate the public and policy makers.
  • How local governments leading the charge are benefiting from a location based approach.


Este Geraghty
Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director

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Jess Neuner
ArcGIS Solution Engineer, Emergency Management and State Government Team

Jared Shoultz
Health GIS Patterns Specialist