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The Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge

Build Apps Where Community Health, Climate, and Location Matter

Department of Health and Human Services

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $17,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Submission End: 08/14/2015 05:00 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here:


Health and Human Services professionals understand that climate change impacts the health of their communities. Do you have an innovative idea for an app that could help communicate these impacts, and drive action to meet the population’s health needs? If your idea includes location data and Esri technology, then enter the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge.

The Challenge Esri's Climate Change and Human Health App Challenge is open to everyone - including developers, start-ups, governments, academics, and NGOs to name a few. Get creative for this important initiative by using the growing pool of open data and Esri apps, maps, services, and APIs. Judges will select the best of the best apps to be featured at Esri’s Health and Human Services GIS Conference. Esri will award prizes and share the winning apps on our Collaborative Resource Portal.

Participants are encouraged to create apps that help health and human services professionals understand how and where climate change is affecting the health of their communities, evaluate actions that can make a real difference, and communicate these results in an intuitive way. Use your creativity and ArcGIS technology to transform data into actionable information that creates real change.

How to Participate! It’s easy…explore open data or use your own. Sign up here for free ArcGIS Developer tools to create software now! To enter the challenge, join Hackathon here. Have questions? Drop us a line and we will respond to you as soon as possible: Please click here for Rules and Guidelines.

Possible Themes to Consider

  • Impacts of extreme heat and severe weather
  • Consequences of wildfires and floods
  • Effect of drought on food insecurity, malnutrition, mental stress
  • Increases in vector-borne or water-borne diseases
  • Air pollution and or pollen and respiratory disease
  • Assessing the risks to vulnerable populations and those with special needs
  • Tailoring education and/or risk communication to targeted populations


First Place
Cash Prize Amount: $10000

Second Place
Cash Prize Amount: $5000

Third Place
Cash Prize Amount: $2000


To officially submit your entry, you must register at Esri’s Hacker League Challenge site and submit from there. Complete rules for the challenge can be found here.

How To Enter

To officially submit your entry, you must register at Esri’s Hacker League Challenge site and submit from there.