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COVID-19: Exposing and Addressing Health Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities and Migrants

Greenaway, C., Hargreaves, S., Barkati, S., Coyle, C. M., Gobbi, F., Veizis, A., Douglas, P.

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

Data Collection and Reporting

The article highlights the need for routine collection, in public health data, of disaggregated information on race, ethnicity, and immigration status, which is not currently available in most countries. Studies from the United States and the United Kingdom have revealed major health inequities among members of racial and ethnic minorities, but little is known about the impact of immigration status on COVID-19 outcomes. These data gaps are a major impediment to designing effective tailored interventions for these populations. Collection and dissemination of COVID-19 data by country of birth or self-reported race/ethnicity (for second- or several-generational minorities) will help determine the relative contribution of each of the driving factors for the observed health disparities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Non U.S. Born Persons

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