Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Predictive, Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision Making

Ong, P. M., Pech, C., Gutierrez, N. R., Mays, V. M.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
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Outside U.S.

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This article details a project to develop and assess a predictive model of vulnerability indicators of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, California. Four public health indicators were used for ZIP code tabulation: (1) pre-existing health conditions, (2) barriers to accessing health care, (3) built environment risk, and (4) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index. The results showed disparities for Black and Latinx populations across all four health indicators.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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