2021 SAG Award Winners

City of Allentown - Health Bureau and Information Technology Department

Project Goal

In the early days of the pandemic, City of Allentown's GIS team was inspired by the John's Hopkins Covid-19 dashboard. The team quickly realized they had the same capability to communicate to Allentown's citizen's using their own ArcGIS dashboard. In the weeks and months that followed, the requirements evolved to help the Health Bureau with contact tracing, case investigation, & data integrity issues.
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Business Problem Solved

In collaboration with the City's Bureau of Health, the GIS team first began publishing aggregated case counts in response to the initial request to display case data to citizens. As needs evolved, the team worked to create another internal dashboard to support distribution of work among Health Bureau staff responsible for contact tracing, case investigation, & data integrity.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension, Survey123

Development Team Biography

Vicky Kistler - Director Allentown Health Bureau
Matthew Leibert - CIO
Elisa Coyle - GIS Manager
Scott Rawhouser - GIS Analyst
Mamta Shah - Applications Manager
Lisa Winkler - Systems Analyst
Renee Tedder - Communicable Disease Investigator
Erin Barron - Manager Clinical Services
Thomas Brodhead - Manager Communicable Disease
& other Health staff reviewed the effort all along the way.