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Indirect Impacts of COVID-19 Dashboard

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Indirect Impacts Surveillance Dashboard

Results of SMDHU’s 2020 Mitigating Harms of COVID-19 Public Health Measures Situational Assessment highlighted the need for ongoing surveillance of the pandemic on the health and health equity of residents of Simcoe and Muskoka.

The Indirect Impacts Surveillance Dashboard (clicking this link will open a new window with the dashboard) is an interactive tool that presents priority health status indicators in eight categories: basic needs, child and family health, substance use, mental health, immunizations, oral health, infectious disease, and general health.

The health unit will monitor these indicators over time to assess changes in health status during pandemic recovery and into the future. The dashboard has been built using local data where possible, and displays indicators for Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe County, Muskoka District and Ontario. Data in the dashboard will be updated twice per year.

NEW - Highlights from the Fall 2022 update:

  • Data and visualizations are now available for emergency department visits due to mental illness, self-harm, cannabis-related harms, alcohol harms and the school vaccination program.
  • Seven local indicators have changed their status compared to the spring update.
  • Improvements are seen in prenatal class attendance, reduced substance use (other than cannabis) during pregnancy, and a reduction in emergency department visits related to dental pain.
  • Further decline compared to pre-pandemic is observed with increasing proportions of 211 calls related to food and mental health or addictions services, increasing mental health concerns during pregnancy, and decreasing breast feeding intention.

Please click on the link below for a brief video demonstration of the dashboard:

For information about the direct harms of the pandemic (e.g., cases, hospitalizations, and deaths) please visit our other COVID-19 HealthSTATS pages.

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Page last updated December 19, 2022