The links below include digital content and resources related to COVID-19 and communities of color. This page will be continuously updated with content as it becomes available.
[Mar. 2021] Q&A : African Americans and the COVID-19 Vaccine: With vaccinations already underway in Chicago, many have questions about the vaccin e’s safety, Chicagoland's vaccine rollout plan and what the experience of getting the vaccine is like.
[Feb. 2021] National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine: This forum focused on science and data to drive COVID-19 vaccination success
[Feb. 2021] Advancing Equitable Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Communities of Color: Shedding light on the long shadow of the Tuskegee syphilis study.
[Feb. 2021] COVID-19 and Black Folk: Changing the Game, Changing the Outcome: How Black patients, families and caregivers are being adversely impacted by COVID-19, and why this is happening.
[Feb. 2021] COVID-19 and the Legacy of Racism: Vaccine Hesitancy and Treatment Bias [Webinar]: The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on Black, Latino and other communities of color has resulted in disproportionately high rates of cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Racism, both historical and current, complicates efforts to reduce these disparities by contributing to vaccine hesitancy, treatment bias, barriers to testing, and ongoing economic and social inequities.
[Jan. 2021] Expert Coronavirus Updates with Duane Reynolds | Session 33: This podcast explores the history of mistrust of the healthcare system within communities of color and actions that can be taken to instill confidence and ensure communities of color take part in vaccinations.
[Jan. 2021] Alliance for Health Policy - Building Confidence to Build Immunity: Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19: This briefing explored the current state of COVID-19 vaccine deployment efforts, cultural, historical, and political influences that may generate feelings of hesitancy, and how to ensure optimal vaccine uptake in key populations.
[Dec. 2020] Asthma, COVID-19 and questions we need answered: It was a powerful experience where we heard patient stories and Dr. LeRoy Graham talked about the challenges of people in the Black community who have asthma and COVID.
[Nov. 2020] Northwestern Medicine: Clergy and Clinicians Series [Webinar]: Dr. Clyde Yancy (Northwestern Medicine) and Pastor Chris Harris (Bright Star Community Outreach) talk about the COVID-19 impact on the African-American community. This is the first in a monthly African-American video series.
[Sept. 2020] Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health [WEBINAR]: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the synergistic effects of systemic racism, combined with other factors, on the health of Latinos in the United States. The second part in our Stopping the Other Pandemic: Systemic Racism and Health series, this webinar highlighted effective strategies to address the negative impact that systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors have on the health and well-being of Latinos.
[Aug. 2020] Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen [WEBINAR]: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. The first part in our Stopping the Other Pandemic: Systemic Racism and Health series, this webinar explored the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans.
[Mar. 2021] Washington State Association: Commitment to equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution: WSHA is committed to supporting Washington hospitals in ensuring equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution. WSHA has authored a guide and compiled resources for hospitals to utilize in vaccine planning.
[Mar. 2021] Washington State Association: Strategies for Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution:This resource includes concrete strategies and actions hospitals and other vaccine providers can take to ensure high-impact communities receive vaccine.
[Mar. 2021] Washington State Association: Coronavirus vaccine equity dashboard visualizes ZIP code and Census Tract data by income, race, ethnicity and disability to assist providers in reaching vulnerable communities. Providers can use it to identify high-impact communities and, for example, offer vaccine clinics to residents of only certain ZIP codes.
[Mar. 2021] COVID-19: Information and Resources for Community Health Centers: NACHC’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resource page is a hub for information Community Health Centers can use to strengthen readiness efforts and educate their communities.
[Mar. 2021] NACHC - COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Health Centers: This page shares key vaccine messages, sample social media posts and graphics, selfie signs, and more resources to help health centers communicate with staff and patients about the COVID-19 vaccines.
[Feb. 2021] Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security - Equity in Vaccination: A Plan to Work with Communities of Color Toward COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond: This plan provides elected and appointed officials with the tools to create, implement, and support a vaccination campaign that works with BIPOC communities to remedy COVID-19 impacts, prevent even more health burdens, lay the foundation for unbiased healthcare delivery, and enable broader social change and durable community-level opportunities.
[Feb. 2021] CommuniVax: A Coalition to Strengthen the Community’s Involvement in an Equitable Vaccination Rollout: The coalition is strengthening national and local COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the United States by putting communities of color at the center of those endeavors.
[Feb. 2021] Catholic Health Association Resources: The pandemic and ongoing protests for racial justice have focused the nation on the issue of systemic racism and its tragic impacts. The Confronting Racism initiative seeks to bring the Catholic health ministry together to take focused, effective action to root out racism by achieving health equity.
[Jan. 2021] Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: Guidance and tools to help community and faith-based organizations make decisions, communicate with their communities, and protect their employees, volunteers, and members.
[Jan. 2021] COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special: In the midst of a world health crisis, Perry sits down with top medical experts Carlos del Rio, MD Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, and Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD Professor of Medicine at Grady Health System to address the public's concerns and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine.
[Dec. 2020] Trust for America's Health: Building Trust in and Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine Within Communities of Color and Tribal Nations: Policy brief calls for building vaccine acceptance through data transparency, tailored communications via trusted messengers, ensuring ease of vaccine access and zero out-of-pocket costs.
[April 2020] Partnering to Address COVID-19 in Under an Hour: This three-step guide provides strategic considerations to form partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic. In less than an hour, think through what you should be collaborating on, who your partnersshould be, and how you can work together to combat COVID-19.
[Feb. 2021] Press Ganey Report on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance: The number of patients reporting their willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine has risen in recent months, but a deeper dive into patient attitudes and behaviors by race, age, and gender uncovers major gaps in vaccine acceptance, according to new data from Press Ganey.
[Jan. 2021] Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America: With the pandemic’s toll hitting rural communities hard, the findings from the December KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor are a cause for concern. Rural residents are among the most vaccine hesitant groups, along with Republicans, individuals 30-49 years old, and Black adults.
[Jan. 2021] The Hastings Center: Ethical Challenges in the Middle Tier of COVID-19 - Vaccine Allocation: Guidance for Organizational Decision-Making: This supplement to The Hastings Center’s “Ethical Framework” aims to help structure time-sensitive discussion of significant, foreseeable ethical concerns in responding to Covid-19 and to support collaboration across institutions throughout pandemic response and recovery. It is designed for use by county health systems and by hospitals, community health centers, and other health care organizations responsible for patient care or preventive health, including vaccine education, vaccine distribution, and vaccination.
[Dec. 2020] What We Know About Likely COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake by Race and Ethnicity: COVID-19 mortality rates are higher for nearly every community of color in nearly every state, as thoroughly documented in our Color of Coronavirus project. With the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, the question has become: how likely are different racial and ethnic groups to get vaccinated?
[Fall 2020] Coronavirus Hesitancy in Black and Latinx Communities: This report reflects the findings of a September 2020 study of the attitudes and impacts of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance in Black and Latinx communities and highlights key areas of focus to increase vaccine uptake.