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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Federal COVID-19 Testing Report: Data Insights from Six Federal Health Care Programs
Provides a detailed look at testing data from February-August 2020, from programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Office of Personnel Management. Intended to help policymakers develop and refine their testing efforts related to cost effectiveness, testing availability for at-risk populations, and sufficiency of data to inform testing efforts.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, U.S. Department of Justice
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The "Community of Immunity" Vaccination Deficit Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool offering county-level estimates of annual influenza vaccination rates and potential COVID-19 vaccination deficit rates. Results can be filtered by the Community PPE (Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity) Index, a measure of public health readiness to respond to the pandemic. 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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Human Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico, 1975-2020
Provides a county map of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) cases in New Mexico from 1975-2020, with additional maps for each year from 2006-2020. Includes charts that represent cases by year, mortality, cases by month, and demographic data.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report
Reports on COVID-19 vaccines administered, initiated, and completed in Iowa. Includes maps displaying the total number of doses administered and vaccine series completed, with information broken down by recipients' county of residence and by county of vaccine provider.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to Elimination 2021-2025
Functions as a comprehensive roadmap for federal and other stakeholders to decrease and ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis cases, prevent new infections, and enhance treatment and care in the U.S. Provides information on Hepatitis A, B, and C, including the number of reported and estimated cases from 2010-2018, current challenges, priority populations, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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One in Three Adults Used Telehealth during the First Six Months of the Pandemic, but Unmet Needs for Care Persisted
Examines the use of telehealth among nonelderly adults during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Explores overall telehealth utilization, patient satisfaction, wanting telehealth services but not receiving them, the share of patients who went without care, and reasons for not using telehealth. Includes data on race/ethnicity, type of insurance coverage, urban or rural residence, health status, and number of chronic conditions.
Author(s): Laura Barrie Smith, Fredric Blavin
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect
Highlights a study on the correlation between opioid use disorder (OUD) and child maltreatment. Specifically, the effect buprenorphine treatment for OUD has on rates of maltreatment. Discusses challenges and considerations for rural areas.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner, Mir M. Ali
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America
Provides information gathered in surveys and focus groups concerning public opinion about COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas. Features statistics on the percentages of people who intend to get the vaccine, who intend to delay vaccination until they see how well it works in other people, and who fear becoming sick with COVID-19, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, and rural locations.
Author(s): Ashley Kirzinger, Cailey Munana, Mollyann Brodie
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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US Coronavirus Cases and Deaths
Provides daily updates in map and table formats for the total number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. Tracks the spread of COVID-19 deaths by state and county and offers the ability to break down infections per 100,000 people.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USAFacts
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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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