How Cities Are Using Analytics to Improve Public Health

From clean water supplies to the polio vaccine, the most effective public health interventions are typically preventative policies that help stop a crisis before it starts. But predicting the next public health crisis has historically been a challenge, and even interventions like chlorinating water or distributing a vaccine are in many ways reactive. Thanks to predictive analytics, we are piloting new ways to predict public health challenges, so we can intervene and stop them before they ever begin.