Pandemic Vulnerability & Resilience Indices for the Arctic
Socioeconomic, Demographics, Housing, and Health factors, among others, are key to understanding the community’s susceptibility as well as resiliency to the negative impact of a pandemic like COVID-19. ARCTICenter-UNI collects each Arctic region’s societal data and develops the vulnerability and resiliency indices for the regions. A combined assessment of both indices helps to identify high vulnerability and low resilience regions that could be severely impacted by the COVID-19 or a future pandemic. This page contains the visual representations of both indices by Arctic regions.
Alaska Pandemic Resilience Index
Pandemic Resilience refers to the communities' capacity to withstand, adapt, and recover from a pandemic like COVID-19. The pandemic resilience index ranks the boroughs and census areas of Alaska based on economic, demographic, and health care factors combined. Each county receives a percent rank from 0 to 1, where 0 refers to the least resilient, and 1 refers to the most resilient.
Pandemic Vulnerability and Resilience in Alaska
Boroughs and census areas of Alaska are classified into the low and high categories of vulnerability and resilience. Classification is based on the Alaska pandemic vulnerability and resilience indices' median value.
Alaska Pandemic Vulnerability Index
Pandemic Vulnerability refers to the susceptibility of a community to the negative effects of disease outbreaks, like COVID-19. The pandemic vulnerability index is developed for Alaska by boroughs and census areas using various socioeconomic, demographic, housing & transportation, minority and language, and health care factors. Combined, these societal factors are ranked from 0 to 1, where 0 refers to low vulnerability, and 1 refers to high vulnerability.
Alaska Pandemic Vulnerability Web Mapping Application
The Alaska Pandemic Vulnerability Web Mapping Application is a web-based tool that uses ArcGIS Online to help users visualize and analyze potential vulnerabilities to COVID19 in Alaska.