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Resources by Topic: Black or African American

Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Rural Poverty Has Distinct Regional and Racial Patterns
Describes the findings of a study of persistent poverty, examining the prevalence of poverty in Appalachia, the Black Belt, the Mississippi Delta, the U.S.-Mexico border, and on Native American lands. Discusses the impacts of persistent poverty on access to healthcare, food access, social programs, and other support services.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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We Can Do This: COVID-19 Public Education Campaign
Resources to help community partners promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and encourage prevention in the communities they serve. Includes educational materials in a wide range of formats and targeted to specific audiences. Provides information on the COVID-19 Community Corps, a grassroots network of people serving as trusted voices in their community regarding vaccination.
Additional links: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Data in the United States, by County, The COVID-19 Community Corps
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative
Vaccine education resources designed to reach different audiences, including communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Includes TV, radio, print, and digital public service announcements.
Additional links: Black Community Education Toolkit, Black Faith Community Toolkit, Community Education Toolkit, Hispanic Community Education Toolkit, Hispanic Faith Community Toolkit
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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Rural Communities at Risk: Widening Health Disparities Present New Challenges in Aftermath of Pandemic
Describes the health status, health disparities, and socioeconomic disparities of vulnerable rural communities. Analyzes the relationship between rural community vulnerability and the stability of the rural health safety net. Includes information on racial health disparities within rural communities.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Chartis Group
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Urban-Rural Differences in Dental Care Use Among Adults Aged 18-64
Reports on dental visits for rural and urban populations in 2019, providing data from the National Health Interview Survey based on gender, race and ethnicity, and income relative to the federal poverty level.
Author(s): Amy E. Cha, Robin A. Cohen
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities
Fact sheets and other resources to help communities most impacted by COVID-19 and encourage involvement in addressing COVID-19 disparities. Covers basic information on COVID-19, vaccination, clinical trials, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in research.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions and Mistrust in a National Sample of Black Americans
Describes the factors associated with intentions to be vaccinated for COVID-19, based on self-reported data from an internet survey of 207 black Americans, conducted in November-December 2020. Examines issues including socio-demographic and health-related background characteristics, medical mistrust, perceived need for vaccination, confidence in vaccine efficacy and safety, social norms for vaccination, and neighborhood-level social vulnerability. Features statistics including breakdowns by cities with populations above and below 50,000.
Author(s): Laura M. Bogart, Lu Dong, Priya Gandhi, et al.
Citation: Journal of the National Medical Association
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2018
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for Whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Health Equity and COVID-19: The Impact of Rural Residence on COVID-19 Disparities
Policy brief discussing rural health disparities, social determinants of health, access to care, and COVID-19 impacts in rural Georgia. Compares rural and urban COVID-19 case and death rates, distribution of cases by race, and disparities in Black and Hispanic rural counties. Offers policy recommendations to address disparities.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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