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Health Policy

This is a guide to resources about U.S. and international health policy


Many of the sources in other sections of this guide contain information about COVID-19 as pertains to health policy. See also the links below.


COVID-19 Curated Data, Modeling, and Policy Resources - Publicly available data sources, analytic tools, policy options, and other resources, curated by Mathematica.

COVID-19 Tracking

  • COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE  Data visualization tool on cases, deaths, and testing. 
  • U.S. CDC Covid Tracker Includes cases by county, vaccinations, forecasts, mobility, Vulnerability Index, State Profile Reports.
  • COVID-19 Dashboards Dashboards updated hourly with latest available data (Primary data source is the John Hopkins COVID-19 Data Repository).
  • COVID Tracking Project Volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Ceased adding new data on March 7, 2021.
  • US Gender/Sex COVID-19 Data Tracker Reports up-to-date and historical gender/sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19 cases and fatalities for 50 US States and 2 US Territories. Reports weekly and cumulative US state-level gender/sex-disaggregated COVID-19 cases and fatality data from mid-April to the present, manually extracted each week from publicly-available state public health departments. Provides disaggregated by sex: cases and deaths; case and mortality rates; age-adjusted mortality rates; time series of age-adjusted rate; ratio of mortality.
  • COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker From the U.N. Monitors responses taken by governments worldwide focusing on women's participation in COVID-19 task forces and national policy measures.
  • Novel Coronavirus Real-time Dashboard 
  • Data visualization tool with links to news resources on confirmed cases
  • Opportunity Insights. Economic Tracker. Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine & Therapeutics Tracker  BioRender vaccine tracker. See the latest updates for vaccine and therapeutic drug developments for COVID-19. 
  • New Jersey COVID-19 Data Dashboard (scroll down) Up-to-date tracking of vaccinations, cases and trends, hospital census, COVID in long-term-care facilities, vaccination in long-term-care facilities, mortality, cases by municipality, hospital staff cases, school COVID cases by county, contact tracing workforce by county, COVID in state psychiatric hospitals, 

COVID-Related Policy Literature/Articles

International Policy

  • COVID-19 Policy Hub (OECD)  Information and data related to policy decisions of OECD members in responding to COVID-19
  • Commonwealth Fund COVID-19 Research, analysis, and evidence-based policy options particularly focused on people whose access to health care and other critical services has been most affected, including communities of color and people with low income.
  • World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) Pandemic World Health Organization guidance and advice to countries. Includes COVID Dashboard 
  • Global Social Responses to Covid-19 Web Archive Documents regional, social responses to the pandemic, which are critical in understanding the scope of the pandemic’s humanitarian, socioeconomic, and cultural impact. With an emphasis on websites produced by underrepresented ethnicities and stateless groups, the Archive covers (but is not limited to): sites published by non-governmental organizations that focus on public health, humanitarian relief, and education; sites published by established and amateur artists in any realm of cultural production; sites published by local news sources; sites published by civil society across and representatives; and relevant blogs and social media pages.

State Government Policy

COVID-19 Datasets

Mapping Tools