New Dashboard Tracks Level of Protection Against COVID-19 In Communities

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, already leading in the effort to apply data science to public health information, recently helped debut a new national dashboard for community protection against COVID-19 in partnership with the Institute of Health Improvement, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Civitas Networks for Health.

The dashboard combines statistics for COVID-19 infections and vaccinations to give counties a score for how protected they are against the virus.

A perfectly protected community would have a score of 100 with a national average of 51.6. Dallas County’s score is 60, with 39% of the population boosted.

“The goal of the analytics within the dashboard is to contextualize what it’s being observed locally to what is happening concurrently across surrounding counties, state and nation,” said PCCI President and CEO Steve Miff. “We intend for these insights to help provide a local dynamic vulnerability awareness with a national contextualization and use it to help identify emerging trends and forecast impact based on cross–region comparisons. Local cross-county/region collaboration and communication can also be enhanced with these additional insights.”

To view the dashboard, click here.

In other news:

  • Dallas County officials say data shows COVID-19 cases among kids increased 10.3% the week ending August 5. Read more from WFAA here.

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