Individuals and organizations that promote the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in health and human services recently received recognition from ESRI,
a Redlands-based geographic software company and world leader in GIS technology, for their contributions.
Receiving the awards were the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs (ADCA); Pat
Libbey, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Bruce Ripley of Planning Systems Support Group of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA); and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Canada.
The awards were announced during the 2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference held in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1.
“These exemplary people and organizations set the bar and inspire all of us to do better in our daily work,” said Bill Davenhall, ESRI global manager for health and human services.