In the midst of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant, students have been preparing for a return to school and administrators have been grappling with how to safely resume in-person learning. With new data on PolicyMap about school safety measures, identify which districts have preparations in place for handling the surge.
Regional economies across the U.S. are showing stark differences in their capacity to rebound in this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about vacancy rates in your community with data from Vericast’s Valassis Data Solutions.
Parks serve an essential purpose in our communities, health, and ecosystems. Park Locations and Park Priority Areas from The Trust for Public Land show the areas in most need of parks, the demographics of households near parks, including income physical activity and mental health levels, and environmental conditions including urban heat and air pollution.
For the first time in ten years, we have a count of the American population, revealing a highly dynamic populace that is moving, aging, and diversifying. PolicyMap provides all of our users with this invaluable information for neighborhoods, small towns, our biggest cities, and regions across the U.S.
As a nation, we will need to address a long-term shortage of physicians. Mapping current shortages in health professionals can signal which communities will need a greater supply of doctors over the coming decades. Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now available.
As library leaders seek to understand and meet the changing needs of the populations they serve, PolicyMap data and maps help libraries stay on top of shifting demographics, such as growing concentrations of working families or senior populations.
As the pandemic shows no signs of abating, many of us are wondering if the spread of the delta variant of the virus will necessitate a return to remote learning this fall and, if so, which communities are at greatest risk of exacerbated inequalities. To answer these questions, we’ve added new data to PolicyMap.
Concern over the state of small business, devastated by mandated lockdowns and restrictions, continues to rise. Understanding the loan programs available to small businesses is increasingly important in economic recovery. Data on the SBA’s most popular loan programs – 7(a) and 504 – is now on PolicyMap.