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Making the most of the Management Metrics for Cities resource

In the past three months, city leaders across the country have grown comfortable reciting local data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ventilator usage, and more. As the pandemic evolves, however, so do the metrics they need to master.

That’s why Bloomberg Philanthropies last week released a guide to COVID-19 Management Metrics for Cities. It’s meant to help mayors and their lieutenants track the right data points to keep tabs on how the pandemic is impacting their city over time and make informed decisions as the crisis continues.

The guidance was developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and What Works Cities, an initiative that promotes data-driven decision making in city halls. To help city leaders put it to use and use data to lay the foundation for an equitable recovery, What Works Cities will be offering new technical assistance and training opportunities. Webinars on using data and this metric set to tackle COVID-19 in your community are available here. A new webinar with Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein of Johns Hopkins will be held on July 13.

To find out more about these new resources, we caught up with Beth Blauer, executive director of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins.

Read more in a blog from Bloomberg Cities