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Health Policy

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

Overview

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 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, Cases Caused by Varients

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.

Novel Coronavirus Real-time Dashboard (in Korean)

Healthmap.org/Wuhan 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. 

COVID-Related Policy Literature/Articles

DisasterLit  Specific topic search for coronavirus related resources through the Disaster Information Management Research Center

LitCOVID Curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.

World Health Organization  (WHO) Global Literature on Corona Virus Disease Database Under Main Subject (on the left) choose Public Health

Military Health System Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Center  Military documents and news regarding COVID-19.

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 RESOURCES FOR STATE LEADERS The Council of State Governments  Data and Prediction Models, State Reopening Plans, State Vaccination Plans, Links to State Court Covid-19 Websites and more.

National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Revised State Revenue Projections (NCSL) National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is tracking the budgetary and economic consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page summarizes projected revenue shortfalls and revised estimates by state and fiscal year (FY).

State Action on COVID-19 Includes COVID-related state legislation.

COVID-19 Resources for States -  Resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access. 

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.

COVID-19 Datasets

Mapping Tools