User Guide

General Dashboard Use

An introduction on how to use the dashboard with live demonstration.

Diez-Roux, A., Bilal, U. (2021). Tracking Outcomes and Inequities in COVID-19 across BCHC Cities- A Webinar. Big Cities Health Coalition

A demonstration of several dashboard features; including city level inequities, trends in COVID-19 outcomes across cities, and comparing inequities.

McCulley, E. (2021). Tracking outcomes and inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic across 30 US cities. National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Summer 2021 Idea Showcase

Using Specific Dashboard Features

Equity in Covid-19 Testing and Vaccine: A Qualitative Analysis of 14 US Cities

A qualitative assessment of public health policies, COVID-19 testing, and vaccination equity in 14 cities (click here for blog post).

Dashboard Update: Vaccination Outcomes by Age

A dashboard update announcement that showcases COVID-19 vaccine outcomes, including vaccination coverage, by age groups in and across cities (click here for blog post).

Tracking Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccination across Large US Cities

A user oriented primer to tracking, describing, and comparing vaccine-related inequities on multiple levels across cities (click here for blog post).

Testing Site Metrics: Potential Community Demand

A detailed demonstration of the methods for calculating potential community demand for COVID-19 testing (click here for blog post).

Testing Site Metrics: Potential Community Demand

A brief introduction to COVID-19 testing site data and methodology for the spatial accessibility metric (click here for blog post).


What metrics are included on the dashboard?

The dashboard utilizes several metrics, which are further described here:

How are inequities measured?

To conceptually guide indicator selection, we developed an equity framework that is available here:

Inequities are measured using the indicators described here:

Where do the data come from?

We use a combination of data sources, ranging from data provided directly from health departments to publicly available data. Specific data details can be found here: (Dashboard data tab).

How can I access the data?

Data compiled from publicly available data sources can be downloaded in a machine readable format here:

How do I cite the dashboard?

To cite our dashboard, we suggest the following citation:

Diez Roux, A., Kolker, J., Barber, S., Bilal, U., Mullachery, P., Schnake-Mahl, A., McCulley, E., Vaidya, V., Ran, L., Rollins, H., Furukawa, A., Koh, C., Sharaf, A., Dureja, K, O’Sullivan C, Gibson A. (2021). COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities Dashboard. Drexel University: Urban Health Collaborative.

How is the dashboard funded?

This dashboard was developed and is maintained by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative in partnership with the Big Cities Health Coalition, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the De Beaumont Foundation. Additional details can be found here: