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Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 on Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color   [open html - 0B]

From the Article: "Prior to the pandemic, low-income communities and communities of color were already more likely to experience risk factors for poor mental health, such as low socioeconomic status and substandard living conditions, which are rooted in historic structural inequities. As we explored in a past issue of 'Community Development Innovation Review', there are profound connections between poverty, place, and poor mental health which can have important impacts on economic outcomes such as educational attainment and labor force attachment. These issues are more critical than ever, and as low-income communities and communities of color continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], it is vital that we consider mental health promotion as part of a comprehensive approach to equitable economic recovery."

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2020-05-21
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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