The COVID-19 Mitigating the Impact of Black and Brown Populations Report is complete. Thank you to all who shared their perspectives. Because of you, we gathered important data to inform future community programs and outreach.
The Center for Closing the Health Gap — in partnership with Hamilton County — has completed comprehensive research into the local impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic populations in Hamilton County and Greater Cincinnati. Participants included 3,000 survey responses (with partner Xavier University) and qualitative interviews with almost 80 residents.
The goal of the research is to raise awareness, build knowledge, and expand capacity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities. Barriers to COVID-19 education and engagement:
The study also found disparities for Hispanic residents, though not as severe as those for the African American community. Additional key findings:
The study has confirmed many historical realities related to ethnic health disparities and shined a light on new insights and paths to improve the lives of marginalized people right here in Cincinnati. It’s time for our leaders to come together to make systemic changes and improvements so that access to information and care is more equitable.