Update (May 20, 2020): This post is part of a series providing publicly available maps, data, and insights to answer COVID-19 questions in your community. For more COVID-19 resources, go to PolicyMap Special Edition: COVID-19.
Special Edition Newsletter (#4)
Racial Disparities Magnified by COVID-19 Cases and Deaths
As COVID-19 spreads, we learn more about what populations are disproportionately harmed by the virus. With daily COVID-19 cases and deaths now on PolicyMap, find out what areas are hardest hit.
PolicyMap customer Northwell Health uses PolicyMap to identify underlying causes of health disparities at the neighborhood level. By building their own Patient Risk Score and Social Vulnerability Index using patient level data with aggregated community indices, Northwell Health will “flip the lens” from the traditional individual patient care focus to a more holistic community view.
Coming Soon! PolicyMap will launch a free, publicly available COVID-19 Tool on our new mapping platform next week. Our public tool will provide our pre-populated multi-layer maps to answer common questions about your community and allow you to create your own multi-layered maps using our curated COVID-19-related indicators.
PolicyMap is now a Certified Small Business! We’ve been a small, nimble Benefit Corporation for a few years but we recently earned Small Business status from the Small Business Administration. We’re excited to provide data and mapping services to agencies across the US that need it for disaster preparedness and beyond.
Special Newsletter: Matching Hospital Capacity to Risk For Severe COVID-19 Response. With growing pressure on the health care system due to COVID-19, healthcare providers are increasingly turning to telemedicine for routine visits and for evaluating patients with COVID-19 symptoms. But telemedicine is only available to those with an internet connection and a computer, tablet or a smart phone. And many Americans don’t have access to those amenities.