Giving Compass’ Take:
• Catherine Morrow explains how the COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard shows disparities by county in the United States.
• What are the disparities in your county?
• Find COVID-19 funds to support.
Although COVID-19 has swept across the entire country, its burden has not been spread equally. Some communities—particularly those with a large minority population—suffer high infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths.
“Our goal was to go beyond describing COVID-19 incidence in communities. We wanted to fill in the gaps about the interplay between the health outcomes and the underlying social determinants and other vulnerabilities, such as diabetes and obesity,” says Shivani A. Patel, assistant professor of global health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health who leads the team that developed the dynamic dashboard.
On the homepage, users can see a snapshot of COVID-19 deaths across the country. Selecting a state brings up a map displaying COVID-19 mortality by county.
Drilling down, users can select a county to see how it compares to the rest of the state and to the country in average daily cases and deaths, and in social characteristics, such as percentage of residents who are African American, percentage who live in poverty, percentage who are obese, percentage who have diabetes, and more.
Read the full article about visualizing COVID-19 disparities by Catherine Morrow at Futurity.
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