HHS Initiatives to Address the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and Other Racial and Ethnic Minorities   [open pdf - 134KB]

From the Document: "PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED to equipping racial, ethnic, and underserved communities with the healthcare resources needed to combat the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. The information below outlines some of the immediate steps underway to improve prevention, testing, and treatment of COVID-19 in minority populations and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. The Administration recognizes that effectively addressing the underlying issue of overall poorer health status in some racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities requires both short- and long-term strategies. Broader initiatives that address both economic opportunity and healthcare disparities are critical and the Administration has multiple such initiatives underway, including the creation of Opportunity Zones, the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and HHS's targeted efforts on chronic underlying health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, maternal morbidity, and tobacco use, all of which are more prevalent among some minorities. This fact sheet is focused on the immediate steps the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities."

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