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.

Persistently high SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate and incidence for Hispanic/Latinos during state reopening in an urban setting: a retrospective cohort study

Weng, C. H., Saal, A., McGuire, D. C., Chan, P. A.

Release Date:

Peer Review Study

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

Data Collection and Reporting

This study evaluated COVID-19 data from a major federally qualified health center in Providence, R.I., to see how the Hispanic/Latinx community was impacted during three re-opening phases within the state. When compared to data from the entire state, Hispanic/Latinx individuals experienced higher rates of positivity than any other racial group, with urban Hispanics at greatest risk for contracting COVID-19. The paper urges further investigation on the causes for this disparity, as well as targeted interventions to counteract it.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

Setting(s) of Implementation


Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period