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.

COVID-19 Among African Americans: An Action Plan for Mitigating Disparities

Peek, M. E., Simons, R. A., Parker, W. F., Ansell, D. A., Rogers, S. O., Edmonds, B. T.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The resource presents 7 recommendations to mitigate COVID-19 health disparities among African Americans in the areas of data collection, COVID-19 exposure and testing, health systems collaboration, human capital repurposing, and resource allocation. The authors based the recommendations on the existing public health literature and and on an analysis of relevant bioethical principles. The authors also provide information on the efforts of Chicago, Illinois’ mayoral Racial Equity Rapid Response Team to reduce these disparities in a major urban US setting.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American

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Geographic Area of Implementation


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