Esri to Host 2021 Health and Human Services GIS Conference

Health and GIS Experts Will Demonstrate How Professionals Can Help Communities Achieve Better Outcomes through Location

REDLANDS, Calif.—April 15, 2021—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, is hosting its Health and Human Services GIS Conference in a completely virtual format. The conference is an opportunity for professionals to explore how spatial data and geographic information system (GIS) technology can underscore coverage gaps in the populations they hope to reach, opportunities to improve workflows, and the ability to plan and mitigate against unforeseen events.

The event will also recognize the maps and analysis that transformed operations and response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, attendees will learn about how the health community used GIS to optimize facilities, model the spread, perform site selection for testing and vaccine locations, respond to questions of equity in delivering services, keep the public informed, and inform decision-makers on the allocation of resources.

The conference will consist of panel discussions, lightning talks, and other presentations, such as a conversation about the innovation and evolution of GIS for health, held by Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond and Esri Chief Medical Officer Este Geraghty.

Other panels and talks will include Public Health Preparedness: A Closer Look at GIS for Contact Tracing; Leading a Large Scale Pandemic Response; Improving Accessibility Through Network Adequacy Review; Why Geospatial Data Matters for Health Equity; Modernizing Alabama’s Public Health Department with GIS; and Aligning with Strategy: A Study in Proactive Innovation.

Health and human services professionals who attend will hear insights that the power of location can bring to their work from a range of experts in the field.


Jack Dangermond – Founder and President, Esri

Este Geraghty – Chief Medical Officer, Esri

Andrew Schroeder – Vice President of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief

Cynthia Burghard – Research Director, IDC Insights

Linette Scott – Chief Data Officer and Deputy Director of Enterprise Data and Information Management, California Department of Health Care Services

Ravi Shankar – Lead, WHO GIS Center in Data, Analytics, and Impact for Delivery

Rasu Shrestha – Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Atrium Health

Scott Harris – Acting State Health Officer, Alabama Department of Public Health




Wednesday, April 21–Thursday, April 22, 2021

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (PDT)

Register for the Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference for free here.


About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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