Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

A Case Study of the Virginia Covid-19 Equity Leadership Task Force And Health Equity Working Group

Haldar S, Thoumi A, Tewarson H, Chhean E.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This case study describes how the Virginia Equity Leadership Task Force (ELT) uses data to drive allocation of resources. ELT used a data-driven approach to learn where they should allocate resources to make a maximum impact, with a specific focus on marginalized and underserved populations who are at greatest risk of severe disease from COVID-19. They profiled neighborhoods by equity factors including income, race and ethnicity, comorbidities, crowded housing, and preferred language, and then distributed personal protective equipment with priority given to more vulnerable populations. They used similar analyses of social determinants of health; up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status; and data on cases, hospitalizations, and deaths to determine where to place vaccine centers and hold mass vaccination events.

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Improve Data Infrastructure, Improve Organizational Infrastructure

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