Urban Health Vulnerability Index Predicts COVID-19 Impact
March 30, 2020
The Urban Health Vulnerability Index (UHVI) identifies urban populations at high risk for COVID-19, including older adults and people with serious medical conditions. The application is intended to support mid- to long-term planning in the face of health, economic and social disruptions.
The UHVI originally included metro areas in New Mexico where the company is headquartered. It now includes 13 cities, from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., and can be freely accessed at covid.rs21.io.
The Urban Health Vulnerability Index supports city resource planning and deployment.
"In our mission to do
good with data, a team of passionate RS21 data scientists and developers
created this application that uncovers the most vulnerable parts of our
communities," said Charles Rath, President and CEO of RS21. "When
leaders in healthcare, government, business and communities look at the
impact holistically, we can make better decisions now and in the coming
Colorado Springs, CO
Las Cruces, NM
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Santa Fe, NM