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    COVID-19

  1. Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in COVID-19: Emerging Disparities Amid Discrimination

    Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic. In the USA, the burden of mortality and morbidity has fallen on minority populations. The understanding of the impact of this pandemic has been limited in Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), though disaggregated data suggest disproportionately high mortality rates. AAPIs are...
  2. COVID-19 Food Disparities with Minorities

    The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families has released a publication on “During COVID-19, 1 in 5 Latino and Black Households with Children Are Food Insufficient“. Many Latinx and Black households with children are struggling to obtain enough food to feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic and...
  3. Complicating Access To COVID Relief Funds for Low-Income Hispanic and Black Households

    The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families has released a publication on “The majority of low-income Hispanic and Black households have little-to-no bank access, complicating access to COVID relief funds“. Conclusion: It is essential that families be able to access the financial supports intended to help them weather...
  4. Maternal Health Inequity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Existing inequities in maternal mortality and serious morbidity rates in the United States may be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maternal mortality and serious morbidity rates are considerably higher in the United States than in other wealthy nations, and women of color are bearing the brunt of this crisis. The...
  5. Asian American and Pacific Islander Families Facing COVID-19 Discrimination

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching health and economic consequences for the American public. But for many, especially Asian Americans, the effects extend beyond medical and financial concerns. Many Asian American are facing discrimination everyday. The Division of the American Psychological Association has created public service announcements for Asian...
  6. Children, Coronavirus, and the Digital Divide: Native American, Black, and Hispanic Students at Greater Educational Risk During Pandemic

    With the number of coronavirus infections surging, school districts across the United States are grappling with decisions about whether and how to re-open this fall. For online learning to be effective, students need access to computers and high-speed internet access, but a new analysis and interactive dashboard by the Population Reference...
  7. Taking on the “Perfect Storm”: Faith-based Organizations and Partnerships Address COVID-19 and Critical Behavioral Health Needs in Communities of Color

    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This July, communities are facing the “perfect storm” of crises that are deepening the disparities in mental health and wellbeing. The current COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, behavioral health crisis, and the civil unrest stemming from recent incidents of police brutality has impacted...
  8. Communities Respond to COVID-19: Implications for APIs

    This year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) comes at a time when many Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) are experiencing discrimination and stigma emerging from anti-Asian narratives related to COVID-19.  These narratives, embedded in a national context of uncertainty about health and safety, are increasing the vulnerability for fear, anxiety...