Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and are in the process of generating evidence of effectiveness or may not yet be tested.

COVID-19 Health Equity Initiatives: Chicago Racial Equity Rapid Response Team

American Medical Association

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Case Study

Policy Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This case study describes a secondary purpose of Chicago’s Racial Equity Rapid Response Team, which is to improve health outcomes among communities that have been most heavily impacted. The work has included campaigns, town halls, prevention programs, city testing sites, and securing grant funding.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

Setting(s) of Implementation


Geographic Area of Implementation


Implementation Period