In July of 2020, Spatially Health was commissioned by the Health Foundation of South Florida (hfsf.org) to apply our expertise in predictive modeling and build out a customized COVID vulnerabilities index for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The goal was to utilize location-based analytics to best highlight high-risk areas where targeted interventions by the nonprofit foundation would have the greatest impact.
The data-driven digital mapping tool we created delivers block-by-block visualizations, identifying pockets of social, racial and economic disparities among local communities — population segments often most vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus.
The insights generated by the map would not be possible using standard methods of data collection and analysis — such as emphasizing case data alone — and these insights have proven highly effective in the foundation’s development and deployment of mitigation strategies designed to combat COVID.
Invested by the Health Foundation to protect the vulnerable and get them safely back to work.
Block groups in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties visually represented.
Individuals out of 2.5 million people in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties’ were identified as those most vulnerable.