US COVID Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action

This webinar is part of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ special topic series, Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, an endless stream of data has flooded our inboxes, news outlets, and social media. But as communities navigate the crisis, response, and recovery, it’s more crucial than ever to connect this data with our own community contexts. 

The US COVID Atlas, developed by the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago and coalition partners, is a helpful tool to assess your county’s past, current, and projected COVID-19 data and social and economic data. Layering these data points can provide additional context about a community’s conditions and can help guide services, resources, and policies to where the need is greatest. 

During this webinar, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will be joined by Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics at the Center for Spatial Data Science, as we: 
•    Explore the features of this unique mapping tool, including county-level COVID-19 data over time
•    Examine the County Health Rankings social and economic measures included in the Atlas, which provide a more complete picture about overall community health 
•    Share tools and strategies to better understand data and find ways to take action locally

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences navigating the pandemic and your thoughts on how this data tool and the strategies shared during the webinar may support work in your community. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able!