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COVID-19 Vulnerability Indicators

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drexel West Philly Promise Neighborhood team has built data dashboards to help to identify areas in Philadelphia that are at highest risk for COVID-19 and its longer-term impacts. We hope these data and maps can be useful for allocating resources during response and recovery efforts.

 

The first dashboard shows general vulnerabilities based on the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index. This Index displays 15 U.S. Census variables at the tract level to help local officials identify communities that may need support in preparing for or recovering from disaster. We have adapted this index to be relevant to the Philadelphia context.

 

The second dashboard shows data on additional COVID-related vulnerabilities relevant to Philadelphia communities, including health conditions, access to resources, and more detailed housing data.

 

The third dashboard, the Essential Worker Dashboard, shows data on workers in essential industries, including data on race and ethnicity, pay, and where workers live.

 

Right now these dashboards focus on pre-COVID vulnerabilities, but stay tuned for additional Philadelphia data we are working on dashboard indicators that demonstrate current vulnerabilities during the pandemic. For up-to-date, zip code-level data on COVID testing, cases, and mortality, please visit the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s COVID website.

 

This dashboard was funded by a grant from Drexel University to Principal Investigators Amy Carroll-Scott and Félice Lê-Scherban.

We want to ensure that we are continually improving this tool to be as useful as possible to decision-makers, programs, and community leaders. Please contact Danny Galpern with any questions at dg862@drexel.edu or take this survey to submit your feedback.

CDC Social Vulnerability Index Dashboard

Additional COVID-Related Vulnerabilities Dashboard

Essential Worker Dashboard