Field Dispatches: LA County Steps Up Role as Social “Safety Net”

"This crisis can be a wake-up call for us to kick-start multi-sector data sharing including building a platform for  data sharing." Irene Vidyanti, Data Scientist, LA County Chief Information Office. The COVID crisis has triggered a cascade of connected issues. In Los Angeles, mass unemployment may lead to a 45% jump in homelessness. Financial and food insecurity have spiked. Anxiety, depression, and mental health problems have risen. Simultaneously, many of the nonprofits and community-...
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All In COVID Listening Sessions Resources

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, All In hosted the inaugural Listening Session with more than 75 participants in attendance. Participants were encouraged to ask questions as well as offer examples of what their communities were practicing. Topics ranged from apps involved in contact tracing to the social determinants of health exposed by the outbreak.  Read three major takeaways from the session here and check out the resources shared in the conversation (below).  The Network for Public Health Law  ...
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Interactive COVID-19 Data Dashboards

Accurate, timely, and localized data are crucial resources for local health departments' (LHD) fight against COVID-19. Antiracist Research & Policy Center and Data for Black Lives have mobilized to create the COVID Racial Data Tracker and to track states that are publicly reporting COVID-19 cases by race, respectively. NACCHO launched its COVID-19 Data Lab, powered by Esri (featured below), to showcase available data that is geared toward the specific needs of LHDs. In this first iteratio...
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All In COVID Listening Sessions Connect Communities Struggling with COVID-19

Inaugural Listening Session helps pave the way for knowledge sharing and policy development in our Post-COVID Future  By Stephanie Johnson, All In Online Community Manager at DASH  All In collaboration members are on the front lines of this crisis.  Responding to the day-to-day needs of their communities with everything they have.  At the same time, they are seeing firsthand all of the ways our systems are broken. Some are also identifying surprising new ways to make systems work for people, e...
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Public Health Departments

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently launched a webpage that offers a compilation of COVID-19-related resources, information, and news, which is reviewed and updated as new information becomes available. Of note, PHAB is providing  COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program Checklists to support health departments' efforts to rapidly scale up and implement contact tracing programs. The Checklists itemize key elements of a COVID-19 contact tracing program and focus on those elements that m...
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