Digging Deeper: A Look at the Latest Data from the American Community Survey (ACS)
The most recent 5-year estimates (2015-2019) from the ACS are now on PolicyMap. New indicators regarding race and ethnicity allow us to dig deeper into the increasingly diverse population in the United States.
A new study published in Nature Medicine features two tools that can help policymakers ensure that those who need the COVID-19 vaccine most are prioritized in distribution plans. The COVID-19 Mortality Risk Calculator created by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health helps individuals understand their risk of dying from COVID-19. And the COVID-19 Risk Maps created by PolicyMap use data from the study to help public health practitioners identify neighborhoods with populations at high risk of death from COVID-19.
PolicyMap’s Neighborhood Level Health Estimates Give Deeper Insight Into Community Health
During this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to have accurate information on local health conditions. PolicyMap has new and updated health estimation data available for users to understand chronic conditions and risks in their neighborhoods.