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.

Assessing Differential Impacts of COVID-19 on Black Communities

Millett, G. A., Jones, A. T., Benkeser, D., Baral, S., Mercer, L., Beyrer, C., Honermann, B., Lankiewicz, E., Mena, L., Crowley, J.S., Sherwood, J., Sullivan, P.S.

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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study used publicly available data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States counties to conduct an analysis that described racial disparities in COVID-19 disease and death and associated determinants. The results of the study showed that counties with higher proportions of black people had higher prevalence of COVID-19 cases and deaths. This study also recommends that county level comparisons can inform COVID-19 responses and identify hot spots to show that social conditions, structural racism, and other factors increase the risk for COVID-19 diagnosis and deaths in Black communities.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American

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