2023 SAG Award Winners

Washington State Department of Health

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Project Goal

The core GIS team at WaDOH supports over 3,000 employees as well as the entire state of Washington providing spatial analysis and map-based tools to keep Washingtonians safe and informed in areas such as WIC, Opioids, Environmental Health – Drinking Water, Shellfish. A post Covid agency reorganization brought about new positions and a new focus on data modernization.

A significant milestone in this journey was the roll out of the Washington GeoHub (ArcGIS Enterprise) which was extremely received by leadership from all DOH divisions. GeoHUB coupled with the GIS team responding to a request from the Secretary of Health to produce a dashboard on a tight turnaround has ignited senior leadership with a passion and mission to expand the use of geospatial solutions across the agency.
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Business Problem Solved

WaDOH had been operating departmentally with limited ability to access or share authoritative data. With Esri's support (Enterprise Jumpstart, Advantage Program, Adoption Strategy & Change Management, and Training/LMS integration) WaDOH began the shift from desktop GIS to WebGIS and from Siloed departmental workflows to collective and collaborative workflows.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise (internal base deployment) and ArcGIS Enterprise Sites version 10.9.1, ArcGIS Pro 3.0.

Development Team Biography

Michelle Campbell, Director of the Center for Data Modernization and Informatics: Michelle Campbell is a seasoned professional in the field of public health informatics. She guides geospatial strategy for the WA Department of Health.

Tonya Kauhi, GIS Data Analyst: Tonya has more than 23 years’ experience focusing on enterprise GIS, databases and applications. Tonya is also the co-creator and leader of the WA Women in GIS & Technology professional networking group.

Scott Kellogg, GIS Analyst: Scott has over 20 years’ experience focusing on spatial analysis, visualizations, application development and data management.

Craig Erickson, GIS Developer: Craig has over 36 years’ experience using CAD and GIS with a focus on application development, database administration, and server management. He has held positions with a private consulting firm, County government and currently with the WA State Department of Health.