Respond to the challenges of public health preparedness with GIS.
While critically important to our nation, public health preparedness faces obstacles in coordination of response, synthesis of data, long-term projections, and true situational awareness.
Today's toughest challenges have one thing in common: location. When disaster strikes, governments need to locate health services, responders, and victims to protect lives, resources, and critical infrastructure. The field needs to look to the future—and that's where GIS comes in.