The 19th July 2021, reviewed the COVID-19 pandemic experiences of the Long-Term Care systems in France, Italy and Portugal, as well as an international overview from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and can be found here. LTC Covid  is managed and funded by the International Long-term Care Policy Network (ILPN) and Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Oscar Brito Fernandes was invited to present the nursing home covid-19 preparedness study to the LTC Covid audience. His presentation is the ninth webinar, follow this link to watch his presentation.

The research leading to this presentation is also published now (click the title to read): 

Brito Fernandes Ó, Lobo Julião P, Klazinga N, Kringos D, Marques N. COVID-19 Preparedness and Perceived Safety in Nursing Homes in Southern Portugal: A Cross-Sectional Survey-Based Study in the Initial Phases of the PandemicInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(15):7983. 

New study launching March 2021: COVID-19 dashboards from the perspective of their developers

The HealthPros network, in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, have prepared a new study related to public, web-based COVID-19 dashboards. The study explores the perspective of the organizations behind the dashboards in order to describe the development process and identify the facilitating and hindering factors involved. To do so, we will be conducting one-on-one interviews with dashboard teams and organise a joint workshop of dashboard developers to network and directly exchange experiences and lessons learned.

Target COVID-19 dashboards

We have put focus on COVID-19 dashboards that meet the following criteria: reporting of key performance indicators related to COVID-19; use of some form of visualization (tables, maps, graphs); availability in an online, web-based format; reporting on COVID-19 in the scope of the 53 countries of the WHO European Region at the national level; and developed by a government or appointed public authority with the responsibility to report pandemic-related information.

Are you a member of a COVID-19 dashboard team?

The target key informants include individuals in senior strategic, operational, analytical or technical positions related to the development and running of COVID-19 dashboards in the WHO European Region. Informants ideally have involvement with the dashboard from its inception and have had oversight or influence over decisions related to its aim, content, data sources, display and dissemination.

If you are a member of a COVID-19 dashboard team and are interested to participate in this study, please get in touch by sending an email to Damir Ivankovic (d.ivankovic[at] and Erica Barbazza (e.s.barbazza[at] Our team can provide further details and background materials on this study.

You could also join a webinar on Tuesday March 30th 12:00–13:00 CET where this study will be presented in further detail by the study team. The webinar was in English and Russian. All were welcome to attend. 

Other HealthPros COVID-19 published studies

Managing COVID-19 within and across health systems: Why we need performance intelligence to coordinate a global response (DOI: 10.1186/s12961-020-00593-x)

Features Constituting Actionable COVID-19 Dashboards: Descriptive Assessment and Expert Appraisal of 158 Public Web-Based COVID-19 Dashboards

Early lessons from COVID-19 response and shifts in authority: public trust, policy legitimacy and political inclusion (DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa181)