Enabling decision-making through data

August 5, 2020

NOMIS Awardee Janet Currie will share her insights on how decision makers can best evaluate and understand COVID-19 data at a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine webinar on Aug. 6, “Understanding COVID-19 Data – What Decision Makers Need to Know.”

How can decision makers evaluate measurements and use COVID-19 data to understand the spread of the disease in their communities?

This webinar will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of COVID-19 data and their applications for state and local decision making.

The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) recently released a data guide for decision makers at all levels to make sense of COVID-19 data, such as hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and number of confirmed cases, among others. By understanding the characteristics of these data types, decision makers can work with the data type best-suited to the question at hand, and use the data available to inform effective decision making.