Promoting Fair Access to Health
Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
To stop the spread of COVID-19 and move toward greater health equity, we must work together to ensure resources are available to maintain and manage physical and mental health, including easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical and mental health care.
Publications & Articles:
- Addressing Influenza Vaccination Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemicexternal icon
- Association between social vulnerability and a county’s risk for becoming a COVID-19 hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020
- COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020
- Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 — United States, May–August 2020
- Race/Ethnicity, Underlying Medical Conditions, Homelessness, and Hospitalization Status of Adult Patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Safety-Net Medical Center — Boston, Massachusetts, 2020
- Responder Story: Why COVID-19 Will Hit “Marjorie” Harder
- Promising Practices in Health Equity (June 2, 2020)
- COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices in Health Equity II (July 29, 2020)
- CDC COCA call: Telehealth & Health Equity: Considerations for Addressing Health Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic (September 15, 2020)