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.

Evidence of Social and Structural COVID-19 Disparities by Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Race/Ethnicity in an Urban Environment

Ruprecht, M.M., Wang, X., Johnson, A.K., Xu, J., Felt, D., Ihenacho, S., Stonehouse, P., Curry, C.W., DeBrouz, C., Costa, D., Phillips II, G.

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Peer Review Study

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

Data Collection and Reporting

This resource discusses the results of the 2020 COVID-19 Resiliency Survey, which was conducted in Chicago, Illinois to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on the city during their first wave of cases. Specific focus is given to the experiences of minority groups, both racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minorities. The results show that these marginalized groups – specifically Black, Latinx, sexual minority and gender minority groups – experience more disparities in COVID-19 exposure, susceptibility, treatment access, and psychosocial effects from the pandemic. The resource offers solutions to reducing these disparities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons

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