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.

Closing the Health Disparity Gap in U.S. Immigrant Communities in the Era of COVID-19: A Narrative Review

Refki, D., Ahmed, R., Altarriba, J.

Release Date:

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

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

Mitigation and Prevention

This review summarizes the factors contributing to COVID-19 inequities among immigrant communities. The review concludes with the overarching recommendation of engaging and empowering immigrant communities. Facilitating factors to address health inequities in this population include providing linguistically appropriate services, addressing poverty, and ensuring undocumented immigrants have access to public benefits.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Non U.S. Born Persons

Setting(s) of Implementation


Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period