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Our Vision: Everyone lives life with optimal health

Mission: To quantify impact for the best investment to achieve optimal health

The goal of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation is to improve population health by effecting disruptive, visionary change and transformations in systems, environments, and policies through the strategic use of data and evidence.

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  • Featured

    • Photo of Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPHComparing COVID-19 with the flu: More differences than similarities
      Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Preview: Many have compared seasonal influenza (the flu) with COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This is understandable, to some degree, because to understand the new or unknown we sometimes compare it with something known or familiar and seek similarities between the two.
    • Photo of Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPHIt gets better with time: the benefits and challenges of predictive data modeling
      Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association; Yosef Khan, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Health Informatics and Analytics, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association
      Preview: The myriad data that surround us strengthen our understanding of public health problems and inform our response strategies as they offer insights to past, present and future trends of disease progression and outcomes. Sometimes, public health problems demand quick action (e.g., COVID-19), even in the face of limited data to inform a response.
    • Photo of Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHAResearch uncovers health disparities among women, heart failure patients in rural areas
      Author: Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHA; Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association
      Preview: Women and heart failure patients in rural areas face health disparities, according to two studies published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
    • Photo of Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHANew data suggest disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization by race/ethnicity; AHA updates its community data tool to better identify areas where severe cases are likely to occur
      Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association
      Preview: The American Heart Association Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s data visualization resource, “County-Level Characteristics Related to Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 Complications,” has been updated to include detailed population estimates of the proportion of county residents according to race and ethnicity.
    • Photo of Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHANew Resource to Identify Communities at High Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19 and Increased Healthcare Utilization
      Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association
      Preview: The Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation (CHME) has developed a data visualization resource to identify communities with population characteristics associated with high rates of severe COVID-19 illness, which can help pinpoint localities at high risk for increased use of healthcare services and increased resource needs.
    • Photo of Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPHThe US Public Health System’s Playbook for COVID-19
      Author: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation
      Preview: There is reassuring news in the midst of the uncertainty that has permeated many in our nation over the past several weeks: we have a science-based playbook for public health agencies to effectively respond to emergencies such as COVID-19.
    • COVID-19 Updates: Cases and Deaths by U.S. State and Region
      This slide deck is updated daily to provide the latest statistics for the total number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and cases per 100,000 people by U.S. state and region.
    • COVID-19 Projections Tool
      This tool from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects daily death counts, peak capacity for the health system, hospital bed use, ICU bed use, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 for each U.S. state. The projections are updated daily with new data and incorporate information about social distancing and other protective measures.