PolicyMap COVID-19 Quick Maps is a new, freely available application focused on answering crucial questions faced by communities dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Choose from predesigned maps with background blog posts or create your own.
They also provide a sneak peek at the beta platform coming soon to Jefferson’s PolicyMap (via Scott Library or Gutman Library). Improvements include data discovery, map customization, and increases in the number of zoom levels and layers in multilayer maps. Use Jefferson’s version for full access to proprietary indicators and to upload your own data.
Data in the COVID-19 maps, which are also available in the legacy app, include:
- COVID-19 Daily Cases and Deaths (counts, rates, and weekly averages) as reported by the New York Times.
- COVID-19 Testing Rates, as reported by the COVID Tracking Project.
- Social Vulnerability from the Centers for Disease Control. This includes an overall index created by the CDC, as well as the underlying four categories of indicators used by the CDC in the creation of this index: socioeconomic status, household composition, and disability status, minority status and language and, housing and transportation.
- Underlying Health Conditions, such as asthma and COPD, as estimated by PolicyMap using CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
- Basic demographics including age, race, and incomes from the Census’ American Community Survey.
- Homeless Population counts from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Computer and Internet Access from the Census’ American Community Survey.
- ICU Beds, as reported by Kaiser Health News.
- Hospital Capacity and Federally Qualified Health Centers from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
- Insured and Uninsured Populations from the Census’ American Community Survey.
Read more about PolicyMap COVID-19 Quick Maps.