Network Activities: Research & Response
Secure data sharing for the public good is more urgent now than ever. State and local governments and their non-profit and university partners are working hard to adapt to the evolving crisis by providing access to cross-agency data to support health care systems, vulnerable populations, unemployment and social safety net programs, and child care and early learning for essential workers.
AISP Network sites are using integrated data for:
- Creating public data visualizations and tools to communicate with the public about the virus and related program and policy changes
- Maintaining dashboards to track cases, capacity and resource use and inform policy-makers
- Forecasting impacts on Medicaid, agencies, and state budgets
- Studying patterns in population health and disparate impact of virus
- Identifying individuals and neighborhoods most at risk for hospitalization and negative outcomes and deploying interventions
For examples & analysis of Network COVID-19 efforts, see AISP’s two-part series:
- Part I: “How Integrated Data Can Support COVID-19 Crisis Response and Recovery.” This piece discusses how sites have rapidly repurposed their existing IDS capacity in response to the pandemic.
- Part II: “Established Data Infrastructure Enables Local Governments to Meet Need During Natural Disasters & Health Emergencies.” This piece looks more broadly at the application and benefits of IDS during natural disasters and climate crises. We argue that considerations around racial, socioeconomic, and geographic inequities must be central if we are to use integrated data as a tool to ameliorate rather than exacerbate existing disparities in times of crisis.
- COMMENTARY: 7 Ways to Boost Data Impact in Response to the Pandemic (Beeck Center State CDO Network)
- WEBINAR: COVID-19 Data Sharing for Public Health Surveillance, Investigation and Intervention (The Network for Public Health Law)
- COVID-19 Primer: Analyzing Health Care Claims, Administrative Data, and Public Use Files (Mathematica)
- FAQ: Disclosing Student Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Future of Privacy Forum)
- COVID-19 Viz Gallery: Curated Coronavirus visualizations (Tableau)