Esri’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Este Geraghty, will lead Esri’s presence at the upcoming National Association of City and County Health Officers (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit, August 25-27. Dr. Geraghty will share insights and innovations around using GIS for COVID-19 response two different sessions during the event, including a keynote that wraps the conference on August 27:
- Innovation in a Time of Crisis with GIS (Wednesday, August 26, 11:45am-1:15pm ET)
Dr. Geraghty will join leaders from state and county public health departments for a discussion about GIS best practices and innovations the response to COVID-19. Speakers include:
- Adam Anderson, Health Data and GIS Supervisor, Tri-County Health Department, Colorado
- Debbie Briedwell, GIS Manager, ITSD/OGI, State of Missouri
- Dr. Jake Campbell, Ph.D., Data Manager, Research, Assessment, & Planning Unit, Department of Public Health, San Bernardino County
- Susan Miller, Geospatial Information Officer, State of Georgia
- Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director & Local Health Authority, Department of Public Health, Harris County, Texas
- Addressing Structural Racism in the Era of COVID-19: Past, Present, and Future (Thursday, August 27, 1:00pm-2:30pm ET)
Dr. Geraghty closes the conference with a discussion that contextualizes the history of racism in emergency response, provides examples of how communities are currently incorporating racial equity principles into current plans to address COVID-19, and examines how communities can center equity and justice when defining preparedness and response strategies for the future.
Dr. Geraghty is available to answer your questions and provide her expertise around the use of maps and spatial analysis in the fight against COVID-19. You can find more information about the NACCHO Preparedness Summit at preparednesssummit.org.