Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Environmental justice and the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from New York State

Zhang, R., Li, H., Khanna, N.

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This research study examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality disparities in New York. Researchers found that during the lockdown in 2020, the disparity in air quality between census tracts with high and low shares of BIPOC in rural New York narrowed. This trend was not observed in urban areas of New York where the disparities in air quality persisted despite lockdown.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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