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U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services



 Welcome to GIS Services & GeoHEALTH Platform Information Page

GeoHEALTH ( is ASPR’s secure Geographic Information System (GIS) based, electronic, interactive mapping application. This application incorporates information from numerous sources both internal and external to HHS. It includes other federal and public agencies such as (NOAA, USGS as well as other NGOs) into a single visual environment for enhanced situational awareness, assessment, and management of resources for planning, response to natural, man-made or pandemic events. This system supports functions such as policy analysis, planning, course of action comparison, incident management, and training. It supports the needs of decision makers at various levels within HHS and other federal agencies to provide enhanced situational awareness at a level of granularity needed for all responders including regional emergency coordinators and teams in the field. It is also able to display and provide details on medical care sites, resources and mobilization points and provide analytical tools for planning and preparedness efforts. During a large event such as an improvised explosive device (IED) or hurricane, there is the need to immediately determine medical care sites, resources and mobilization points and modify information as it becomes available and changes. Rapidly changing conditions and the potential need for a large regional or national response requires extensive pre-planning and a highly flexible system as well as the ability for data from the field to seamlessly get to aid in leadership physically removed from the scene to aid in the planning of the event’s response.


GeoHEALTH is able to display many different datasets and information feeds including local data feeds to help all involved work with a more complete aggregation of data, thus allowing for more coordinated decision making and response. With the dynamic nature of the GeoHEALTH Platform, individual users are able to define and incorporate the data layers that they need for a specific event or need. Accounts to access GeoHEALTH are created on an individual basis (no group access accounts will be generated). Each user account will be associated with a group. Layer access is based on the user’s group and ownership/access of the data. Therefore, there will be data layers and functions available to some users and not others. This permits secure Law Enforcement Sensitive data and FOUO data to be viewed in the GeoHEALTH Platform by the appropriate persons. State and Local health departments as well as emergency management agencies, may apply for accounts.

 Access to the GeoHEALTH Platform


Requesting Restricted Data Access to GeoHEALTH Platform

Accounts to access the open/publicly available data are not required, only those who require restricted data access or application access will have accounts granted. When requesting an account please note what type of access your are applying for, Restricted Data Access or Application Access (see access types listed below) and the roles you wish to be granted (see below). Once your account request has been processed you will receive additional information on your account from the GeoHEALTH staff.


​Account Types


There are three types of access into GeoHealth. 

·         Public Access

 o   Open data access is available for all who try to access GeoHealth ( The data available with no account is data that is available to the public and has no use restrictions. This type of data is the most common in GeoHealth and allows many users from all levels of government and NGOs to access and use this data for their needs.

·         Restricted Data Access

 o   The second type of access is restricted data access. This type of access is required for those data sets that have limitations on access based on licensing or release restrictions. The only time you will need to use a data access username and password is when opening a web map or data that has a data use restriction. This is the most typical type of account that is created. This account does NOT give you access to “Sign-In” to the application and can only be used for accessing data.

·         Application Access

 ​o   The third type of account is application access. This account type is the most rare and is limited to those staff within HHS or others that require certain abilities that are only available with this account. The determination of this account type will be based on the information provided by the applicant and communication with the GeoHealth staff.


Account Roles 

The data access roles for GeoHEALTH accounts are:

CDC – If there is any data available to only HHS and CDC staff this role allows you access.

CIP – If there is any data available to only HHS and Critical Infrastructure Protection staff this role allows you access.

DHS – If there is any data available to only HHS and DHS staff this role allows you access.

DoD – If there is any data available to only HHS and DoD staff this role allows you access.

Exercise – If there is any data available to only HHS and HHS training, exercise and lessons staff and training partners, this role allows you access.

FDA – If there is any data available to only HHS and FDA staff this role allows you access.

Federal – Data only available for federal users either by licensing or by FOUO.

HHS – If there is any data available to only HHS staff this role allows you access.

HSIP – This is the federal dataset of the Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection dataset from NGA.

Public – Allows access to publicly available data that needs to be tracked.

Response – Data that is used for response. This data set can change based on the data release statements by license or owner.

State – If there is any data available to only HHS and your states supplied data this role allows you access.

VA – If there is any data available to only HHS and Dept of Veteran Affairs staff this role allows you access.

Request a Restricted Data or Application Access Account​ ​

To have your password reset please send an e-mail request to and we will walk you through the process.


GeoHEALTH Platform users
You are accessing a U.S. Government information system. GeoHEALTH Platform usage may be monitored, recorded, and subject to audit. Unauthorized use is prohibited and subject to criminal and civil penalties. Use of the GeoHEALTH Platform indicates consent to monitoring and recording.

Welcome to the Department of Health & Human Services situational awareness tool GeoHEALTH. The GeoHEALTH Platform was built to allow many users from Federal, State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health departments as well as our Emergency Support partners and coordination liaisons access to as much data as possible all in one place and in a system that is easy to use. The data if at all possible is available without and account needed and only if the data is secured with any user need to get an account to gain access. If you do find or need data that does require a username and password please request an account.


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