Projects

Generating Data and Evidence to Support the Rockefeller Foundation’s U.S. and Global COVID-19 Response

2020 – 2023

Project Overview

Objective

Mathematica is generating data and evidence to inform the Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts in supporting an equitable response to and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and globally.

Project Motivation

The Rockefeller Foundation is supporting efforts to achieve equity in COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the U.S. through its Equity First-Vaccination Initiative, accelerate COVID-19 vaccination for the most vulnerable populations globally through its Global Vaccination Initiative, and prevent the next pandemic through the Pandemic Prevention Institute

Prepared For

The Rockefeller Foundation

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mathematica has been serving as a learning partner for the Rockefeller Foundation’s response to the pandemic. Currently, Mathematica supports three of the Foundation’s health initiatives: 1) the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, which aims to increase vaccine access and confidence among people of color support by supporting hyper-local, community-led programs, 2) the Global Vaccination Initiative that aims to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination for the most vulnerable populations globally and strengthen health systems for future outbreaks and public health threats, and 3) the Pandemic Prevention Institute, which seeks to help the global community create an early warning system. Mathematica has been supporting these efforts by providing its expertise in public health, data and analytics, and measurement and evaluation.

This work spans several activities to inform teams within the Rockefeller Foundation involved in the COVID-19 response: 

COVID-19 response dashboard. Mathematica developed a data dashboard that tracks core indicators related to the COVID-19 response in the United States and other focus countries and regions globally. The dashboard tracks trends along key indicators in the Foundation’s priority geographies.

Check out the COVID-19 Response Dashboard.

Hyper-local pulse survey data collection to inform efforts to achieve vaccine equity. Mathematica co-created a COVID-19 vaccine survey and provided technical support to community-based organizations to collect and analyze monthly pulse surveys of black, brown, and indigenous communities in five U.S. cities (Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Newark, NJ; and Oakland, CA). The survey asks about community members’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to COVID-19 vaccination, as well as potential barriers, motivators, or issues with access. Mathematica then developed monthly/bi-monthly reports and collaborated with other research and community partners on how best to summarize and present the pulse survey data to different audiences and stakeholders to inform their ongoing efforts.

Check out the Rockefeller Equity-Fist Vaccination Initiative: Pulse Survey Updates.

Learning partner to inform efforts to address vaccine demand globally. As the learning partner for the foundation’s Global Vaccination Initiative, Mathematica will generate data and evidence to inform the Foundation’s efforts to accelerate vaccinations globally, particularly for the most vulnerable populations, through data-driven solutions to address vaccine demand and strengthen health systems for future public health emergencies. 

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Project Impact

Making A Collective Impact In A Public Health Crisis

In this blog for Health Affairs, Mathematica presents key lessons learned for achieving maximum impact through cross-sector coordination.

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Anitha Sivasankaran

Anitha Sivasankaran

Senior Researcher

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So O'Neil

So O'Neil

Director, Health Philanthropy Portfolio

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Brianna Sullivan

Brianna Sullivan

Survey Researcher

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Divya Vohra

Divya Vohra

Senior Researcher

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Laura Blue

Laura Blue

Principal Researcher

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Sarah Humpage  Liuzzi

Sarah Humpage Liuzzi

Senior Researcher

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Sydney Taylor

Sydney Taylor

Research Analyst

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