Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Racial and ethnic inequities in the early distribution of U.S. COVID-19 testing sites and mortality

Dalva-Baird, N.P., Alobuia, W.M., Bendavid, E., Bhattacharya, J.

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Peer Review Study

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

Data Collection and Reporting

This study gathers data from U.S. COVID-19 testing sites from April 16 to May 28, 2020, and evaluated testing disparities through comparing the demographic makeup of ZIP codes around these sites. The results found testing sites were not distributed equitably by race. This method of measuring geographic disparities could provide empirical support for the consideration of access.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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Geographic Area of Implementation

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