by Christine Hockett, Senior Epidemiologist, Conduent

In an ever-changing environment, natural disasters and their full effects are often unpredictable. While we do our best to estimate the force and impact of events like wildfires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and disease outbreaks, our preparedness and response in mitigating these disasters is paramount once disaster strikes.

Between 1994 and 2013, EM-DAT recorded 6,873 natural disasters worldwide, claiming 1.35 million lives or almost 68,000 lives on average each year. Since 2000, an average of 341 climate-related disasters struck per annum, up 44% from the 1994-2000 average and well over twice the level in 1980-1989.

State and local health departments are faced with the challenge of delivering a more effective and cohesive approach to monitoring environmental hazards. Simultaneously, these entities remain focused on local needs, protecting community health, and fortifying safety in the interest of environmental equity and disaster preparedness. Meeting these competing demands while confined by tight budgets and overburdened staff requires a powerful and cost-effective software application – with Maven, you have a solution.

Maven is a web-based system supporting the need for data collection, tracking, and reporting for community assessment. Acting as a control room for multi-agency responses and an information hub for emergency personnel to access information necessary to react and implement strategies, Maven supports governments, medical providers, and other public health entities in managing resources and better preparing for disaster response.

Optimize preparedness and response through Maven:

  • Secure, web-based solution for registration, deployment, and administration functionalities
  • Registration automatization and management
  • Highly modular design allows for flexible implementation
  • Provides sophisticated analysis, visualization, and reporting capabilities
  • Volunteer mobilization is quickly initiated through the use of voice and text broadcasting services
  • Deployments are tracked electronically—including geographic analysis to enhance deployment effectiveness

On Wednesday, June 21st from 1:00-2:00pm EST, Conduent Public Health Solutions is hosting a webinar highlighting the advantages of technology when a disaster hits. John Shmulsky, our Sr. Software Engineer, will delve into the capabilities that support real-time assessment and data collection within Maven and how this aids affected communities in disaster response.

To register for our webinar, please click here.