Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Assessment of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalization and Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York City

Ogedegbe, G., Ravenell, J., Adhikari, S., Butler, M., Cook, T., Francois, F., Itturate, E., Jean-Louis, G., Jones, S,A., Onakomaiya, D., Petrilli, C.M., Pulgarin, C., Regan, S., Reynolds, H., Seixas, A., Volpicelli, F.M., Horwitz, L.I.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

Using patient record data from the New York University Langone Health System, this study examines outcomes from individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City from March 1 through April 8, 2020, to examine differences in outcomes based on age, sex, body mass index, comorbidity, insurance type, and neighborhood socioeconomic status. The results indicated that while Black and Hispanic communities were experiencing larger mortality rates in the general population, the study did not find that Black and Hispanic individuals are experiencing worse COVID-19 outcomes, including mortality when hospitalized, as compared to hospitalized patients who are white. This study supports the idea that existing social determinants of health, such as access to housing, access to health care, differential employment outcomes, and poverty can impact mortality rates for Black and Hispanic communities.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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