Moving Towards Health Equity with GIS

Many factors play into health equity: access to healthy foods, quality healthcare, jobs, community support, and social determinants of health among others. The opioid and homelessness epidemics are two issues that many communities face and often affect the same populations, further exacerbating the issues.

Overcoming these challenges requires inter-departmental collaboration and working with non-profits and leaders in the community. Given the number of stakeholders and emotions involved, being able to visualize and make data-driven decisions is essential, which is where geographic information systems (GIS) comes in. Knowing where to place treatment options to be more effective can make the difference between a series of disparate tactics and leading with a solid strategy.

Join us on Thursday, June 7 at 2 PM ET/11am PT to see how you can use GIS to amplify your strategy and make the most of your limited resources when combatting homelessness and opioid epidemics.

Specifically, you’ll learn how to:

  • Gain insight into the crises in your communities from multiple datasets.
  • Incorporate demographics and lifestyle maps.
  • Identify and understand patterns in your data to make data-driven decisions and answer questions you didn’t know to ask.
  • Implement tactical solutions that lead to effective, quick wins in reversing the trend.

Speakers:

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Chris Thomas
Director of Government Markets, Esri

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Jared Shoultz 
Health GIS Patterns Specialist, Esri

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Emily Jarvis
Moderator, GovLoop