Health Disparities and COVID-19

Promoting Health Equity and Community Resilience to Combat Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges and exacerbated longstanding systemic health inequities that put people experiencing disadvantage at an increased risk for COVID-19 illness and death. Ensuring health equity is not only essential to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, but critical to saving lives. Learn more from CDC’s first Chief Health Equity Officer (CHEO), Dr. Leandris Liburd, and Dr. Jeanette Kowalik at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) about CDC’s capacity to leverage its diverse workforce and engage stakeholders to promote health equity and support community resilience during the COVID-19 Response.

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Page last reviewed: August 19, 2021