The Problem

While important systems exist for reporting and tracking disease, they’re not perfect, missing those who don’t go to the doctor, and a bit slow because it takes time for reports to be collected and sent to health departments. We believe that letting individuals report symptoms in real-time can complement traditional tracking while providing useful information directly to the public.

The Solution

A product of collaboration between American Public Health Association, Skoll Global Threats Fund and HealthMap, FluNearYou is a participatory surveillance system that allows users to submit information about flu symptoms each week. Data is available for researchers to learn more about flu transmission while users watch the spread of the flu in their communities & nationwide.