Do you have an innovative idea for an app that could help hospitals and health systems understand the impacts of climate change on the health of their communities, and drive action to meet the population's needs? If your idea includes location data and Esri technology, then enter the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge.
In June 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This blueprint for action includes the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help people, businesses, and communities make smarter decisions in the face of climate change. As the White House expands its Climate Data Initiative to include more than 150 health-relevant open data resources, Esri is committed to doing its part.
We're taking action by unleashing the power of GIS for communities to analyze and visualize data, as well as create predictive models, to understand and then reduce the impacts of climate change on health. And now we’re challenging the worldwide GIS community to build game-changing apps that help communities visualize, understand, and reduce climate change health risks.