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Esri releases Community Health Assessment Solution
Health and Human Services professionals need information to make informed decisions as they allocate health resources. Timely access to community health information helps leaders maintain situational awareness, confirm assumptions and understand community need.
The Community Health Assessment Solution was created by Esri to help health organizations collect community information, at the household-level, required for disaster response or health action plans. The solution delivers a set of capabilities that include: planning community health survey areas, collecting survey responses from households, and monitoring key indicators as the assessment occurs.
The Community Health Assessment Solution follows the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) framework. The World Health Organization developed this framework which has been adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CASPER survey calls for a two-stage cluster sampling methodology which is made easier with the Community Health Assessment Solution. After cluster identification, health assessments are conducted, and the process is monitored in real-time.