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To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, rural, and other disproportionately impacted populations, Morehouse School of Medicine announced the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), a three-year cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

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The Ad Council and The COVID Collaborative created a series of toolkits:
  • COVID-19 Toolkit for Black Communities. This toolkit has messaging tips, FAQs and other resources to help your organization instill confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Let's help communities get back to the activities and people they love.
  • COVID-19 Toolkit for Hispanic Communities - This toolkit is designed to help organizations educate Hispanic communities about COVID-19 vaccines. Let's help people make informed decisions for themselves and their families.
Although the term disparities is often interpreted to mean racial or ethnic disparities, many dimensions of disparity exist in the U.S. These resources and strategies can help your practice better address health equity. (Citation)
Race & Ethnicity
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for most recommended childhood vaccines, rates are lower among Black children as compared with White children. Adults also experience disparities in vaccination rates based on race and ethnicity.
According to the CDC, adults experience disparities in vaccination rates based on socioeconomic factors. Also, vaccination rates are lower among children living below the federal poverty level, and children who are uninsured or covered by Medicaid as compared with children living at or above the federal poverty level, and children with private insurance.
Rural residents often experience barriers to vaccinations—and healthcare in general—that limit their ability to obtain the care they need. According to the Rural Health Information Hub, even when an adequate supply of healthcare services exists in the community, there are other barriers to accessing healthcare.