LENA is a software tool to assist with analyzing and comparing emergency statutes, regulations, and policies. It was developed by PHASYS (Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies), a Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. LENA presents network visualizations of the relationships among agents in the public health systems as mandated by federal and state law to participate in emergency preparation, response, and recovery. These agents include public health departments, healthcare providers, emergency medical responders, emergency managers, schools, and many others. LENA users can compare these legally defined relationships using interactive software and can access a complete inventory of the relevant legal texts.
For a visual user guide to an earlier version of LENA click here.
You can run LENA on your browser as an applet or you can download and run it as a standalone application under various operating systems. It requires the latest version of Java.
- As a web-based Java applet click here (Discontinued)
- As a standalone application in Windows click here to download the zip file
- As a standalone application in Mac OS X click here to download the zip file
- As a standalone application in 32-bit Linux click here to download the zip file