Milwaukee County dashboard shown as an example for land
Milwaukee County dashboard shown as an example for land

Milwaukee County dashboard shown as an example for land

While COVID-19 cases continue to decline, a Milwaukee-based tool is being investigated nationwide to help combat health inequalities. Continued coverage: COVID-19 in WisconsinCounty executives hope to use the tool beyond the pandemic. “What we realized was that it was not the fact that people did not want to get the vaccine, it was that they did not have access to the vaccine, “Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley told WISN 12.” Access is just a barrier to health promotion. “” Helped us do that, “Crowley said. That dashboard is part of the county’s EVE model – an abbreviation for Evaluating Vulnerability and Equity. Milwaukee County Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Ben Weston is the author of the report. It is now being referred to nationwide after it was published in the American Journal of Public Health. ” vulnerability index, paired with low vaccination rates, “Weston said. The index takes into account variables such as access to transport, income level and housing status to provide a general idea of ​​the socio-economic well-being of a particular society. “Continue to use this model for other issues. When we think of the overdose epidemic we see related to fentanyl and cocaine, we have seen over 600 people die last year from overdoses and how can we use this model to help us make better informed decisions and really provide the care we need, “Crowley said. He said he plans to officially launch the “Milwaukee Healthy” county initiative next week. It is a challenge to prioritize health and well-being and the use of county parks. It’s scheduled for next Saturday in Sherman Park. Sign up for COVID-19 email alerts from WISNG Get news with the WISN 12 app. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

While COVID-19 cases continue to decline, a Milwaukee-based tool is being investigated nationwide to help combat health inequalities.

Continued coverage: COVID-19 in Wisconsin

County leaders hope to be able to use the tool in addition to the pandemic.

“What we realized was that it was not the fact that people did not want to get the vaccine, it was that they did not have access to the vaccine,” Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley told WISN 12.

Access is simply an obstacle to the promotion of equality in health.

“We wanted to make sure we did everything we could to distribute this vaccine fairly, and this technology, this nationally recognized dashboard, helped us do that,” Crowley said.

This dashboard is part of the county’s EVE model – an abbreviation for Evaluating Vulnerability and Equity.

Milwaukee County Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Ben Weston authored the report.

It is now being referred to nationwide after it was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

“What it really does do is highlight the communities that are very vulnerable, based on the CDC’s social vulnerability index, paired with low vaccination rates,” Weston said.

The index takes into account variables such as access to transport, income level and housing status to provide a general idea of ​​the socio-economic well-being of a particular society.

“We want to continue to use this model for other problems. When we think about the overdose epidemic we see related to fentanyl and cocaine, we have seen over 600 people die from overdoses last year and how can we use this model to help us make better informed decisions and really provide the care we need, “Crowley said.

He said he plans to officially launch the “Milwaukee Healthy” county initiative next week.

It is a challenge to prioritize health and well-being and the use of county parks.

It’s scheduled for next Saturday in Sherman Park.

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