Resolve to Save Lives Release Report on Tracking COVID-19 in the United States

Jul 23, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

After five months of attempting to control COVID-19, the United States has emerged as one the worst-performing countries in the world, with one in four of all global COVID deaths occurring in the US and a death rate that is among the world’s worst. The use of accurate, real-time data to inform decision-making is essential for infectious disease control. Unlike many other countries, the United States does not have standard, national data on COVID-19. The US also lacks standards for state-, county- and city- level public reporting of this life-and-death information.

Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global health organization Vital Strategies, joined public health leaders to release the first-ever comprehensive review of the status of COVID-19 information in the United States and outlined how states and communities can increase transparency about risk of COVID-19 and accountability for progress. The review identified 15 essential indicators, and evaluated COVID-19 data dashboards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report found critical gaps in the availability of information necessary to track and control COVID-19: across the 50 states, only 40% of essential data points are being monitored and reported publicly. More than half the essential information—strategic intelligence that leaders need to turn the tide against COVID-19—is not reported at all.

To learn more, view the press release and browse the report.


637020799465370000

About Kim Rodgers

Pronouns: She/Her

Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

More posts by Kim Rodgers

Related Posts

LGBTQ Inclusive Care
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Organizational Strategies and Inclusive Language to...

Examples of organizational strategies and inclusive language that can be...

Mar 04, 2021 | Julia Zigman

Organizational Strategies and Inclusive Language to...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

HIV in the USA: The Lancet Special Edition

Surveying the ongoing challenges to ending the HIV epidemic in the USA, a...

Mar 04, 2021

HIV in the USA: The Lancet Special Edition

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Local Health Department Billing Practices &...

NACCHO is interested in supporting local health departments to increase funding...

Mar 04, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

Local Health Department Billing Practices &...

Pr EP injectable
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Co-located HIV Services Can Help Women Who Inject Drugs...

A new study funded by NIH’s National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests...

Mar 04, 2021 | Guest Author, Julia Zigman

Co-located HIV Services Can Help Women Who Inject Drugs...

NASTAD CIE
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

NASTAD Opens Center for Innovation and Engagement

NASTAD recently announced the launch of its Center for Innovation and...

Mar 04, 2021 | Julia Zigman

NASTAD Opens Center for Innovation and Engagement

Data Infrastructure General
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

HIV Data Protection Landscape for EHE Jurisdictions

NASTAD released a new resource assessing HIV Data Protection Landscape for EHE...

Mar 04, 2021 | Julia Zigman

HIV Data Protection Landscape for EHE Jurisdictions

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

HepVu Launches County-Level Hepatitis C-Related...

HepVu launched it’s new interactive maps and data visualizing Hepatitis...

Mar 04, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

HepVu Launches County-Level Hepatitis C-Related...

HRSA logo
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

RWHAP Penalties and Requirements Waived for FY20 & FY21

The HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau released a final letter outlining the requirements and...

Mar 04, 2021

RWHAP Penalties and Requirements Waived for FY20 & FY21

Hr ta logo
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic

CDC’s Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Program:...

Please join CDC, NASTAD, the University of Washington, the National Harm...

Mar 03, 2021 | Julia Zigman

CDC’s Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Program:...

Back to Top