Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19

Issue Brief
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness,” April 2, 2020, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html.

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  2. Samantha Artiga and Kendal Orgera, Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity, (Washington, DC, KFF, November 2019), https://www.kff.org/report-section/key-facts-on-health-and-health-care-by-race-and-ethnicity-health-status/.

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  3. Ibid.

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  4. “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing,” The White House, April 3, 2020, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-vice-president-pence-members-coronavirus-task-force-press-briefing-18/.

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  5. US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Report 1082, Labor force characteristics by race and ethnicity, 2018, October 2019, https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/2018/home.htm.

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  6. Pending KFF analysis.

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  7. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Key Statistics & Graphic: Food Insecurity by Household Characteristics, https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/key-statistics-graphics.aspx.

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  8. Kim Parker, et al., “What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities: 1. Demographic and economic trends in urban, suburban and rural communities,” Pew Research Center, May 2018, https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2018/05/22/demographic-and-economic-trends-in-urban-suburban-and-rural-communities/.

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  9. KFF analysis of 2017 American Housing Survey data, https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools/ahs-table-creator.html.

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  10. Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs: Chapter 4: DHHS Collection of Data on Race, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Position, and Acculturation and Language Use, p.67, https://www.nap.edu/read/10979/chapter/6#67.

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