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COVID-19 and Health Equity: Response and Recovery Tele-Townhall
Join ASTHO, Big Cities Health Coalition, NACCHO, and NASOMH to discuss how partners across levels of government can collectively drive an equity-focused COVID-19 recovery strategy. State, local, and non-profitmore »Meeting

Health Equity During COVID-19: Top Strategies for an Equity-Focused Recovery Strategy
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the depth of health inequities in our country. Low-income and marginalized communities are experiencing a disproportionate burden in terms of both health outcomes andmore »

How to Address COVID-19 in Communities of Color
The statistics of who is dying from COVID-19 paint a glaring picture and highlight the ever-growing health disparities that exist in communities of color. The mortality rate for African Americans is 2.4more »

Promoting Health Equity Through State Orders for COVID-19 Testing
In order to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread, rapid testing is key. Rampant and efficient testing determines who has the virus and who may be at risk of transmitting it, and allowsmore »

States Ensure Safe and Accessible Elections During COVID-19
In 1965, while signing the Voting Rights Act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson stated that “a man without a vote is a man without protection.” However, voting is a bit more complicated this year asmore »

States Seek to Protect the Workers Who Feed America
Responsible for planting, growing, harvesting, processing, and preparing the food we eat, agricultural workers are essential workers during the COVID-19 response to keep the U.S. food supply chain operatingmore »

States Support Rural Hospitals While COVID-19 Highlights Challenges
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and magnified the factors leading to rural hospital closures across the country. In many parts of the country, elective procedures were suspended to conserve criticallymore »