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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

COVID-19: Toolkit for Tribal Communities
Guidance and tools from the CDC to help tribal organizations make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, communicate with members, and protect their communities. Includes guidance and planning documents, fact sheets, social media messaging examples, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19: Rural Communities
Guidance and resources from the CDC to help rural communities respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information for public health professionals, rural healthcare systems and providers, community-based organizations, rural residents, and businesses. Also addresses risk to COVID-19 in rural communities related to rural health disparities, healthcare infrastructure issues, and the presence of agricultural and food processing industries.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map containing county- and state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Illustrates relationships between COVID-19 outcomes and various social determinants of health, such as population density, poverty, underlying health conditions, urban/rural status, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Emory University
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the option to view regional clusters and to overlay the map with Native American reservations. Map and related chart can be animated to show changes over time from January 2020 through the present.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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COVID Risk Levels Dashboard
Provides state and county-level risk assessments related to COVID-19. Risk levels are based on daily cases per 100,000 population, using a 7 day moving average. Also includes data on case counts and deaths.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Harvard Global Health Institute
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CDC COVID Data Tracker
Provides access to maps, charts, and data from the CDC on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and issues related to COVID-19. Includes data on cases and deaths for each county and nationally for metropolitan compared to nonmetro counties. Provides a mobility section covering transmission and changes in local travel by county and metro/nonmetro status. Also covers many other topics at the state and national level, including vaccination, testing, demographics, emergency department visits, and more.
Additional links: COVID-19 Integrated County View, Trends in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States, by County-level Population Factors
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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SNAP and Food Shopping During COVID-19
Interactive mapping tool depicting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation rates and distribution schedules at the state and county level. Includes data on national COVID-19 cases, states added to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot before and after the pandemic, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
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COVID-19 County Reports
Current data on COVID-19 cases for metropolitan and nonmetro counties, as well as a collection of data briefs showing trends in COVID-19 cases over time.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Rural COVID Research and Figures
A collection of reports and visualizations examining the impact of COVID-19 on rural areas, including rural hospital and community vulnerability, hot spots, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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COVID-19 Growth in Rural Counties
Map showing the change in per capita COVID-19 cases in the last week for rural counties.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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