New pandemic data is released daily and a quick search for “COVID-19 data” provides millions of results and countless tools. How do you determine if the data gives you an accurate, comprehensive view of your community? How do you create action plans from the data for your community?
Currently, people don’t have the context they need about COVID-19 at the community-level to decide how to modulate their lives during this time. On a larger scale, public health agencies and businesses may not have the localized situational awareness they need to make decisions that will impact the communities they serve. Since each community and population are unique, one must have a hyper-localized view of the data to extract meaningful insights to inform future responses.
Filling a gap in a crowded marketplace
Everyone is evaluating data at the country, state, and county levels. Most data just scrapes the surface. Few dashboards assess how the virus is manifesting based on socio-economic factors.
With the RTI COVID-19 Data Insights tool, this gap in the market is being fulfilled. The national decision-support tool gives policymakers and those in charge of the public health crisis response access to COVID-19 data and the ability to cross-compare it with socio-economic vulnerability factors, as well as RTI SynthPop™ data, to deliver hyperlocal insights. Users receive real-time, community-level detail to provide a more accurate view of what is happening now and a statistically precise way to evaluate forward-looking projections.