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This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of articles on COVID-19 and health equity. If there is an article you think we should include, please send us an email at siren@ucsf.edu.
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12/24/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Social Determinants of Health Pilot Bill Passes with COVID Omnibus
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12/23/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Lyft Commits to Promote Patient Access to COVID-19 Vaccination
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12/03/2020Kaiser Family FoundationAddressing Racial Equity in Vaccine Distribution
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mHealth Intelligence
Massachusetts Payers to Take Part in COVID-19 Telehealth Study
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Modern Healthcare
Vaccine rollout barrels on with health disparity in backseat
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NBC News
Which people get the Covid-19 vaccine first? States will determine your place in line
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12/02/2020Patient Engagement HIT

How Job, Household Type Fueled COVID-19 Racial Health Disparities
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STAT
Better collection, reporting of race and ethnicity data are essential for fighting Covid-19
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12/01/2020RevCycle IntelligencePayers, Providers Need Data to Talk Value-Based Care
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11/29/2020Los Angeles Times
Column: ‘Why won’t Black folks trust us’ on COVID-19? These doctors and nurses have answers
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11/28/2020Medical News Today
The impact of historical trauma on American Indian health equity
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11/20/2020NBC News
Practical hurdles, cultural distrust in Native communities could hamper vaccine distribution
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U.S. News & World Report
Health Care Providers Tackle Racism and Disparities in Care
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11/17/2020U.S. News & World Report
AHA News: Black, Hispanic People Hospitalized for COVID-19 at Disproportionately High Rates
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11/16/2020MedCity NewsCovid-19 brings healthcare inequities into focus
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11/12/2020U.S. News & World Report
Pandemic, Prejudice Leave Many in Need of Mental Health Help
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11/09/2020Insider
Medical students wrote a new Hippocratic Oath to fight for racial justice and honor lives lost to COVID-19
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STAT
Health experts want to prioritize people of color for a Covid-19 vaccine. But how should it be done?
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11/08/2020Think NBC
Rising Covid cases means Americans may face health care rationing. Here's how they view that.
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11/04/2020USC Anneberg
How I reported on the Bay Area’s homeless population during the pandemic
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11/03/2020Patient Engagement HIT
COVID-19 Racial Health Disparities Signal Need for Policy Solutions
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10/27/2020MedCity News
Why prioritizing health equity in the Covid-19 vaccine distribution is not just right, but necessary
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Patient Engagement HITGrowing Racial Health Disparities Affect Latinx Patients
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10/22/2020Patient Engagement HIT
COVID-19 Racial Health Disparities Shift to Latinx Patients
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10/21/2020Patch
New Data Displays Health Impact Of Coronavirus By Race
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Patient Engagement HIT
COVID-19 Tanks Pediatric Healthcare Access, Well-Child Visits
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10/19/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Black Patients Report Racial Bias Leads to Health Disparities
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10/15/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Health Equity Center Aims to Address Racial Health Disparities
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10/13/2020Kaiser Health News
Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable
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10/11/2020Mercury News
How coronavirus is changing the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis
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10/08/2020Forbes
Covid-19, Subway Stops And Health Equity: How Digital Health Platforms Help Reduce Disparities In Care
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10/07/2020Benefits Pro
How deductibles contribute to health care inequity and discrimination
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10/06/2020STAT
‘Covid is all about privilege’: Trump’s treatment underscores vast inequalities in access to care
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09/30/2020Cities Speak
Housing and What’s Around It – Where we live and how well we live after COVID-19
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HealthlineBlack Health Matters: Wealth Is Health
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San Francisco Chronicle
Facing deep racial disparities, California unveils equity road map counties must follow to reopen
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09/29/2020Medical Economics
Funding community efforts to address social determinants of health
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NPR Shots
Evictions Damage Public Health. The CDC Aims To Curb Them ― For Now
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09/28/2020RevCycle IntelligenceA Unique IPA Centers on Social Determinants of Health
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09/25/2020Bloomberg City LabHow America’s Schools Got So Sick
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Medical Xpress
Historical racial and ethnic health inequities account for disproportionate COVID-19 impact
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09/24/2020ABC News
Living on the edge: More than 4 in 10 households face serious financial problems during pandemic: POLL
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The Atlantic
5 Ways the Health-Care System Can Stop Amplifying Racism
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Rutgers: News Wise
How the Loss of Black-Owned Doctors’ Offices May Worsen Health Disparities
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09/23/2020The Intercept

Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has “Skyrocketed” During Covid-19, Data Shows
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KHN
Native Americans Feel Double Pain of COVID and Fires ‘Gobbling Up the Ground’
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Patient Engagement HIT
Patients of Color see COVID-19 Testing Access, Health Disparities
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09/22/2020ABC 7 News
Inequity could slow California's COVID-19 reopening process; Here's why some think it should
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Fierce Healthcare
New study highlights COVID-19's disproportionate impact on vulnerable communities
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Patient Engagement HIT
What Are the Top Factors Leading to COVID-19 Health Disparities?
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09/21/2020The CalifornianEconomy’s backbone in a silent fight with COVID-19
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Kaiser Family Foundation
Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths in Epic Electronic Health Records
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STAT
Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines
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09/15/2020Health IT Analytics
How Big Data Analytics Can Mitigate COVID-19 Health Disparities
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09/14/2020Health IT Analytics
Google Gives $8.5M to Fund COVID-19 Data Analytics, AI Projects
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KUTV 2News
Check Your Health: The role of Community Health Workers in Utah's COVID-19 response
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San Francisco Business TimesWhen epidemic and pandemic collide in senior care
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09/13/2020SlateSix Months of the Coronavirus in Black America
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09/11/2020CBS News
Black and Latino Americans underrepresented in COVID-19 vaccine trials, despite being hit the hardest
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Healthcare Finance
COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities
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Health Payer Intelligence
4 Strategies to Advance Value-Based Care During and After a Crisis
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09/10/2020Medical Economics
Social determinants: COVID-19 reveals societal gaps in care
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09/09/2020Patient Engagement HIT
COVID-19 Will Push Patients to Demand More Timely Care Access
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09/08/2020Healthcare Finance
Anxiety and depression are associated with medical care avoidance during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Medical Economics
COVID-19 Shines Light on How Healthcare Is Leaving At-risk Populations Behind
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Patient Engagement HIT
Why Teamwork is Key to Addressing Social Determinants of Health
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Physician's WeeklyDepression Symptoms Rise During Covid-19 Pandemic
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San Francisco Chronicle
Latinos make up 71% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
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The Wall Street Journal
Why We Need More Black Doctors—and How to Get There
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09/04/2020Honolulu Civil BeatCOVID Magnifies Health Disparities For Micronesians
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09/03/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Are There Health Disparities in COVID-19 Telehealth Access, Use?
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09/02/2020Mercury News
‘Deeply painful’: San Francisco Mission district study shows coronavirus despair in Latinx community
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09/01/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Citizen Status, Household Size Tied to COVID-19 Health Disparities
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The New York Times
Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color
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08/31/2020Medical Xpress
Community-level factors explain some racial disparities in COVID-19
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Patient Engagement HIT
NIH Funds Research into Community Health Worker Training
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Patient Engagement HIT
What Does Cultural Competence Mean for Healthcare Providers?
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08/29/2020The New York TimesThe Rent Eats First, Even During a Pandemic
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08/27/2020AAMCPrison should not be a COVID-19 death sentence
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Health Payer Intelligence
4 Population Health Strategies Payers Use for Back to School
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Medical Xpress
COVID-19 cases are highest in young adults—we need to partner with them for the health of the whole community
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NBC News
COVID-19 deaths among young and working age Latinos skyrocket in California, study finds
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NPR
Racial Inequality May Be As Deadly As COVID-19,' Analysis Finds
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STAT
Immigration status, housing, and food-service work explain Covid-19’s burden on Latinos
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08/26/2020The Mercury News
Coronavirus: San Jose race equity task force recommends more rent support, protections for laid-off workers
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Today
How your zip code affects your health as a Black woman
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08/25/2020UCLA Newsroom
COVID-19 exposes how Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders face stark health care disparities
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08/24/2020Patient Engagement HIT
Patients Face Geographic Barriers to COVID-19 Testing Access
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PoliticoWhen public health and politics collide
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08/23/2020Bloomberg
The Big Question: Can a Covid Vaccine Reach Enough People?
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The HillResponding to COVID-19 failures
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08/22/2020Los Angeles Times
Researchers show that COVID-19 racial disparities aren’t inevitable
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08/21/2020Health IT Analytics
How Healthcare is Leveraging Real-World Data to Improve Outcomes
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Health Payer Intelligence
Payers Redesign Referral Networks for Social Determinants of Health
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mHealth Intelligence
A Pandemic Gives Telehealth a New Purpose With Community Paramedicine
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Medical XpressReimagining public health in aftermath of COVID-19
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USA Today
Healthcare providers push to fix racism in the medical industry as COVID-19 devastates communities of color
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08/20/2020Health Payer Intelligence
Payers Have Various Strategies for COVID-19 Treatment Cost-Sharing
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