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.

Comparison of Knowledge and Information-Seeking Behavior After General COVID-19 Public Health Messages and Messages Tailored for Black and Latinx Communities: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Alsan, M., Stanford, F. C., Banerjee, A.,  Breza, E., Chandrasekhar, A. G., Wichmeter, S., Goldman-Pinkham, P., Ogbu-Nwobodo, L., Olkem, B., Torres, C., Sankar, A., Vautrey, P., Duflo, E. Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Peer Review Study

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

Data Collection and Reporting

This study used a randomized controlled trial to determine whether physician-delivered prevention messages affect knowledge and information-seeking behavior of Black and Latinx individuals and whether this differs according to the race and ethnicity of the physician and tailored content. Participants viewed video messages regarding COVID-19 that varied by physician race and ethnicity, acknowledgment of racism and inequality, and community perceptions of mask wearing.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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