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General questions about the map should be directed to [email protected] Members of the media with questions should contact the Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications at 443-997-9009 or at [email protected].
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities are experiencing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the country. There are, however, substantial gaps in the availability of COVID-19 data from Tribal communities in publicly available data sources and data displays. This map is designed to begin to address those data gaps and improve visualization of cases occurring in AIAN settings.
Developed in collaboration with Center for American Indian Health, this map identifies counties in the U.S. that intersect with federally recognized Native land reservations and displays the most up-to-date COVID data that are available for those counties. This depiction of data will not be a perfect representation of COVID-19 burden in specific Tribal communities where borders do not align directly with county lines. Our intention in presenting data this way is to bring attention to the unequal burden of COVID-19 in AIAN settings while also respecting Tribal sovereignty and individual privacy. For the most accurate data on COVID rates in a given community, we recommend contacting Tribal, regional, or Urban Indian health program representatives in the community of interest.
This map has been adapted from two sources: the Indian Health Service (continental United States) and Esri (Alaska Native Village lands). It is not a perfect or inclusive representation of all land boundaries for American Indians or Alaska Natives and is limited to federally recognized Tribal nations in the continental U.S. and Alaska Village lands – this map does not include Urban Indian populations though we recognize that there is also a need to represent Urban Indian data. Please note that there may be Native communities not represented in this visualization, and that this map does not include any individuals living outside of the counties that intersect with these land boundaries who may identify as AIAN. This map is not meant to serve as a complete representation of COVID data for all AIAN individuals in the United States. Finally, this map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous communities.
For information on definitive land boundaries, please contact the specific tribal nation or Urban Indian community in question. If you see an error in this map, please contact [email protected]. For questions about tribal data content, please contact the Center for American Indian Health.