Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

COVID-19 U.S. State Policies (CUSP) Database

COVID-19 U.S. State Policies (CUSP)

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Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

The COVID-19 U.S. State Policy (CUSP) database documents the dates all 50 states and the District of Columbia implemented health and social policies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ramifications. CUSP is designed to be a tool for researchers, policymakers, the media, and the public to better understand how policies impact population health and health equity. The CUSP team tracks when and how states implemented over 200 policies during the COVID-19 pandemic and includes original source documentation.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

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