Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

A Nationwide Survey of COVID-19 Testing in LGBTQ+ Populations in the United States

Martino, R. J., Krause, K. D., Griffin, M., LoSchiavo, C., Comer-Carruthers, C., Karr, A. G., Bullock, A.F., Halkitis, P. N.

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Peer Review Study

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

The objectives of the study were to describe patterns of COVID-19 testing among LGBTQ+ people and to differentiate rates of COVID-19 testing and test results by sociodemographic characteristics. Participants completed an internet-based survey from May through July 2020 that assessed COVID-19 testing and test results and sociodemographic characteristics. Data were analyzed on receipt and results of PCR and antibody testing for COVID-19 in relation to sociodemographic characteristics. The study confirms the need to create COVID-19 public health messaging and programming that attend to LGBTQ+ populations.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons

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