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PolicyMap: PolicyMap Assignments

PolicyMap Assignments

Using PolicyMap to Reveal COVID-19 Inequities Course Assignment for Social Work

Hear PolicyMap Data Development Lead Eliza Wallace guest lecture for West Chester University Professor Casey Bohrman’s graduate level social work class. Dr. Wallace demonstrates how students can use COVID-19 cases and deaths data to understand trends in the spread of the disease and how to use mapped data on PolicyMap including race, chronic health conditions, and access to fresh foods to identify inequities and underlying contributing factors. Using a scenario like this one, PolicyMap helps students to easily learn how to use data to strategize intervention scenarios for populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Using PolicyMap to Identify Populations Vulnerable to COVID-19 Course Assignment for Health or Social Sciences

The goal of the assignment is to learn to identify populations at risk of developing severe COVID-19, choose data indicators to inform that risk (including populations with high rates of asthma and diabetes), visualize the concentrations of at-risk people who are medically underserved, and develop recommendations, using hospitals and supermarkets as essential resources based on that information. Using a scenario like this one, help students to easily learn how to use data to strategize intervention scenarios for our most vulnerable populations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Disaster Preparedness: Using PolicyMap to Develop Data-Driven Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Course Assignment for Social Work and the Social Sciences

The goal of the assignment is to learn to identify at-risk populations facing a pending natural disaster or severe weather event, choose data indicators to find people facing vulnerability, use tools to visualize the risk, and develop recommendations based on that information.

Mapping Health Risks and Developing Strategic Responses With PolicyMap Course Assignment for Health or Social Sciences

The goal of the assignment is to learn to identify populations at risk, choose data indicators to inform that risk (including social determinants, epidemiological factors, or health status), visualize the risk, and develop recommendations based on that information. You can see the original assignment from Seton Hall University here.

Using PolicyMap to Assess Vulnerability and Increase Resilience Course Assignment for Planning, Policy, Public Administration, and Other Social Sciences

The goal of the assignment is to learn to identify populations at risk during natural disasters, develop categories of risks based on federally designated standards, and propose intervention opportunities grounded in that information.