The RAMP (Risk: Assessment, Mapping, and Planning) System was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Division. This system was designed to provide public health departments with a data-driven and evidence-based approach to multi-hazard jurisdictional risk assessment required by federal funding programs. Before RAMP, the state-of-the-art in jurisdictional risk assessment generally centered on what could be accomplished using Microsoft Excel. Feedback from focus groups held across the U.S. gave the RAMP System very favorable reviews.
The following video is a demonstration of the RAMP System. Although the system creates a distinct interactive map for each of the 30 different hazards incorporated into RAMP, only a single map is demonstrated in this video.
To see the RAMP System in action, please watch the following demonstration video: