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Articles and success stories

  • An aerial view of a dry, brown town with roads, buildings, and a green football field in the distance

    Transforming public health workflows with GIS

    Local leaders used GIS technology to help keep residents of the largest county in the US healthy.
  • An aerial view of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, featuring red brick buildings and dense green trees

    City leaders turn to GIS despite user inexperience

    Leaders in the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, leveraged geospatial technology, giving them access to real-time data for the first time.
  • A doctor examining a child’s throat while the child sits in their parent’s lap

    Using geography to achieve health equity

    Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, declared racism a public health crisis and is using GIS to address racial inequities in its communities.
  • The riverwalk in downtown Frederick, Maryland, featuring green trees, red brick, and lily pads floating in the water

    City of Frederick works to mitigate homelessness

    Officials in the Maryland city used geographic tools to collect data and provide an accurate Point-in-Time count to meet federal requirements.
  • Many colorful plates of food on a long wood table surrounded by the hands of the people sitting at the table

    Turning health data into readable visualizations

    New funding prompted Sentara Healthcare to use location intelligence to identify at-risk communities and find opportunities for greater care.
  • A city skyline towers over a bridge and reflective river at twilight

    County deploys GIS to tackle complex health crises

    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stark County, Ohio, was experiencing the highest number of opioid-related deaths on record.
  • A grey map showing most of North America, the top of South America, and western parts of Europe and Africa overlaid with glowing red dots

    Controlling Monkeypox spread with GIS

    by Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

    Dashboards and maps are important parts of a multi-pronged response to track the real-time spread of disease in communities.
  • A map with an area highlighted in blues and greens with small purple dots

    Making GIS the standard in addressing homelessness

    by Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

    California communities are changing the way they address the homelessness crisis with one powerful app.
  • A map with small, pinpointed red and orange squares spread across larger areas shaded in lighter red and orange

    Leading health equity with policy and technology

    by Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

    White House officials and local government leaders discuss the structural determinants of health and equitable resource allocation.
  • Water at a treatment plant reflects the cloudy twilight sky with silos in the distance

    How GIS brings wastewater surveillance to life

    by Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP

    From tracking COVID-19 cases to opioid misuse, wastewater sampling can provide greater insight into response efforts.
  • An orange pill bottle laying on its side, spilling white, oblong pills onto a light blue surface

    Using GIS to respond to the opioid crisis

    by Richard Leadbeater

    ArcGIS Solutions for Opioid Epidemic Outreach help inventory resources and provide insight into overdose prevention opportunities.
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Emerging trends and industry perspectives

  • A story created using ArcGIS StoryMaps to share information with constituents about equity initiatives

    Addressing racial equity and social justice

    Explore how GIS technology is exposing patterns of inequalities and presenting opportunities to intervene.
  • woman holding a child in a car and both are wearing masks

    Strengthening public health preparedness

    Revisiting strategies after COVID-19

    Now is the time to review what lessons have emerged and what changes should be implemented.
  • tents on a city sidewalk

    Responding to homelessness in crisis mode

    A six-step framework

    GIS provides a unique view into building effective policy and maximizing resources.
  • aerial view of a neighborhood

    Moving toward health equity through GIS

    How location plays a role in one’s health

    The truth is that where you live (and have lived) affects how healthy you are and how healthy you can be.
  • pills on a pharmacy dispenser

    Responding to the opioid crisis with GIS

    Exploring solutions to the epidemic

    Map and analyze data to gain insights, pinpoint sources of problems, and deliver effective response plans and allocation of resources.
  • an empty hospital bed

    Altering the course of disease surveillance

    How to better predict, monitor, and inform

    Location data tells a more complete story that can help communicate patterns and provide insight into mitigating needs.

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