COVID-19 has dramatically impacted communities across the United States, with disparate and disproportionate impacts on communities of color. Mayors are positioned to drive a more equitable response and advocate for at-risk populations to ensure the health and safety of all residents. In order to do this effectively, city leaders need data to guide decision making.
Bloomberg Philanthropies brought together the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the What Works Cities Initiative to develop this comprehensive set of evidence-based COVID-19 management metrics designed specifically for cities. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence and Delivery Associates will help cities effectively use these metrics as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies long-standing mission to support cities’ use of data in local governance and decision making.