Case Study of the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force has paved the way to address COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] related health inequities in the state, resulting in the reduction of COVID-19 related cases and mortality among Black residents. As a result of the work, the average number of new cases for Black residents dropped from 176 per million population per day in March 2020 to 59 per million population per day in October 2020, and disparities in case rates among Hispanic or Latino Michiganders also narrowed. Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the Michigan Task Force through Executive Order 2020-55 in April 2020 to reduce health disparities within communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. [...] The Michigan Task Force has achieved positive results by investing in key strategies, which include establishing clear objectives with specific metrics, ensuring cross-sector collaboration and diversity within the task force, and allocating dedicated staffing and resources to implement recommendations focused on identifying and addressing systemic inequities. This case study draws its key findings from the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities' Interim Report and other sources to explore Michigan's approach, key features, results to date, and lessons learned."

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices; Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
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