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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties Over Time
Presents charts to compare COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas from April 1 - November 20, 2020.
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Resources and information to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lists state distribution plans, as well as background information and resources on the vaccines, distribution planning, state and local coordination, and more. Offers a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations and key considerations for counties.
Additional links: NACo Brief: Legislative Summary of CDC Playbook
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19
A collection of resources to help farmers and farm communities manage financial and emotional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also addresses health and safety for farmers, farmworkers, and customers.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Small Farms Program
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Iowa - COVID-19 in Iowa
Information on Iowa's response to COVID-19. Reports statistics on testing, positive cases, and deaths, including data by county. Also lists locations and schedules for testing, guidance and proclamations, and health and other resources for Iowa residents.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State of Iowa
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Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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COVID Urban Rural Explorer (CURE)
Provides data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Identifies nonmetro counties experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, and offers county-level data on cases and deaths, the number of hospital beds, and population density.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State University
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Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub
Presents regularly updated data on the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Features reports, FAQs, and interactive maps detailing COVID-19 data.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot
Reports cases and hospitalization data for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19. Includes data on beneficiary demographics, case and hospitalization trends, and the prevalence of chronic conditions among beneficiaries hospitalized for COVID-19. Compares COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates by state and rural and urban status.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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