Introduction to Health and Human Services

Using location to improve outcomes and increase accessibility to health care

Health and Human Services officials work daily to improve health outcomes, increase accessibility to health care, and to build healthier communities. They recognize the impact on their organizations when they use location to understand coverage gaps and the risks individuals are exposed to.

Preparing for health emergencies and responding to human crises like the opioid epidemic, homelessness, food insecurity, and health or racial inequities has placed a renewed emphasis on geographic approaches to many complicated health challenges. The importance of geography in health care planning and response has been heightened during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the dynamic nature of these crises make it difficult to develop and deploy timely solutions.

ArcGIS Solutions for Health and Human Services reduce the time it takes to deploy location-based solutions in your organization. Leverage your geographic information and the investment you have made in ArcGIS to prevent the spread of diseases, analyze health care patterns and trends, maintain a clean environment, encourage healthy behaviors, and ensure access to healthcare services.

Conduct health assessments

Community Health Assessment
Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment can be used to collect community health information, at the household-level, required for disaster response or health action plans.

Engage the public

Community Health Outreach
Community Health Outreach

Community Health Outreach can be used to communicate health initiatives, increase participation in key initiatives, and ensure the public knows where they can locate health services.

Reduce homelessness

Homeless Point-in-Time Counts
Homeless Point-in-Time Counts

Homeless Point-in-Time Counts can be used to conduct point-in-time counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals.

Homeless Risk Reduction
Homeless Risk Reduction

Homeless Risk Reduction can be used to identify where regular reports of homeless activity may originate and address regular reports of homelessness activity in a community.

Homeless Outreach
Homeless Outreach

Homeless Outreach can be used to educate the public and help individuals experiencing homelessness find available resources.

Tackle addiction

Opioid Epidemic
Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic can be used to communicate the severity of the opioid epidemic, promote treatment alternatives, and understand the effectiveness of response activities.

Combat vector-borne diseases

Mosquito Service Requests
Mosquito Service Requests

Mosquito Service Requests can be used to solicit reports of mosquito activity and locations of potential breeding sites from the general public.

Mosquito Treatments
Mosquito Treatments

Mosquito Treatments can be used to manage adulticiding and larviciding activities and share treatment plans with the general public.

Mosquito Surveillance
Mosquito Surveillance

Mosquito Surveillance can be used to monitor mosquito populations and track the location of positive vector-borne disease test results.

Measure performance

Performance Management
Performance Management

Performance Management can be used to monitor key performance metrics and communicate progress made on strategic outcomes to the general public and other interested stakeholders.