Helping global communities become safer and healthier

Public health aims to promote health equity and accessibility, allowing practitioners to focus on populations as small as a neighborhood or as large as a country. Google is advancing public health by providing research and tools to tackle some of the biggest challenges the world faces today.

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Empowering public health organizations with new data, tools, and insights

We develop tools that provide data-driven insights to help public health officials support their communities.

COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

Aggregated, anonymized movement trends that help policy makers assess the efficacy of social distancing and stay-at-home measures.

Air quality measurements

Street View vehicles map air quality to help cities make more informed decisions and accelerate efforts in their transition to healthier, more sustainable cities.

Flood forecasting models

Improved forecasting models that use AI to predict when and where floods will occur, and incorporate that information into Google Public Alerts so individuals and authorities can better prepare.

COVID-19 Vaccination Access Dataset

Travel time data used by the Vaccine Equity Planner tool to help public health officials identify and address "vaccination deserts", areas where people have little or no convenient access to vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Search Insights

Aggregated and anonymized search trends to enable public health organizations to understand and respond to the information needs and concerns of their communities related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Social Infrastructure Plan

Our Downtown West Plan to help realize the City of San José’s vision for a mixed-use destination with housing alongside jobs and neighborhood services. The Plan includes a $200 million community benefits package, with over $150 million dedicated to a Citywide Community stabilization and Opportunity Pathways Fund that will address a range of social determinants of health.

Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution

Our Cloud teams have worked with local, state, territory, and national governments to deliver vaccines to communities through disease forecasting, public health messaging analytics, and vaccine logistics management.

Open Health Stack

Providing developers with a suite of open source components that save time and make it easier to adopt modern healthcare standards, leading to secure, offline-capable, data-driven solutions for healthcare workers.

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Assisting researchers and scientists in advancing the science of public health

We provide researchers with datasets and tools they can use to discover novel insights in support of public health.

Global access to healthcare map

Supported the creation of maps of travel time to healthcare facilities globally, identifying vulnerable communities that lack access without transportation.

COVID-19 Search Trends symptoms dataset

Search trends for more than 420 symptoms and conditions that allow researchers to study the link between symptom-related searches and the spread of COVID-19 to help lead to a better understanding of the pandemic’s impact.

COVID-19 Open Data Repository

One of the most comprehensive collections of up-to-date COVID-19-related information to help public health professionals, researchers, policymakers and others in analyzing, understanding, and managing the virus.

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Helping communities receive critical information

We help communities get high quality information at the right moment so they can improve safety and the public’s health.

Public Service Ads

Google Ads helps health organizations deliver critical information to people through public health ad campaigns.

Authoritative health information on YouTube

YouTube works with health experts to make it easier for people to find reliable information to help answer their health questions.

COVID-19 Exposure Notifications

Exposure Notifications helps public health authorities notify people who may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 to help slow the spread.

Privacy is at the center of all our work in public health

We are advancing industry standards of data handling through technologies such as differential privacy. Our work has been recognized by advocates such as the Future of Privacy Forum for our privacy-first approach in making data useful.

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Health equity is a fundamental goal of our public health efforts

Our goal is to help everyone, everywhere, live a healthier life, no matter where they are born, live, work, learn, play, or age. To achieve this vision, we are working to promote health equity and impact the drivers of health disparities and the structural and social determinants of health. Learn more