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.

Confronting COVID-19 in under-resourced, African American neighborhoods: a qualitative study examining community member and stakeholders’ perceptions

Bateman, L.B., Schoenberger, Y.M., Hansen, B., Osborne, T.N., Okoro, G.C.

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Economic Stability
Education Access and Quality
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study sought to examine perceptions of COVID-19 related to prevention, coping, and testing of African American residents in under-resourced communities in Alabama. Utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, virtual focus groups were conducted in five urban and rural Alabama communities. The focus groups asked questions about prevention and coping barriers, prevention facilitators, and testing barriers surrounding COVID-19 for these communities. The study finds that addressing downstream determinants might be key in reducing disparities for African Americans, who experience higher rates of health disparities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American

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