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.

Increases in SARS-CoV-2 Test Positivity Rates Among Hispanic People in a Northern California Health System

Rodriguez, F., Coquet, J., Harrington, R., Hernandez-Boussard, T.

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Peer Review Study

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

Data Collection and Reporting

This study looks at patients tested for COVID-19 in a healthcare system in Northern California to determine if racial/ethnic minorities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Results found that Hispanic individuals were more likely to test positive for COVID-19. This study demonstrates the need for public health interventions to target Hispanic populations.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

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Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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