How States Collect Data, Report, and Act on COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Updated November 30, 2020

The racial inequities exposed by COVID-19’s case* and death rate data gives states opportunities to target their responses and address inequities in communities most impacted. This chart details which states are reporting case, mortality, and testing data by race and ethnicity on a state, zip code, or community level, and what initiatives they are taking to address race and health inequities. Read this NASHP blog, States Launch Initiatives to Address Racial Inequities Highlighted by COVID-19, to learn what their approaches have in common.

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Support for this work was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation.

For more information, read the NASHP blogs, States Use Race and Ethnicity Data to Identify Disparities and Inform their COVID-19 Responses.  Learn more about what the data conveys about health inequities from The COVID Tracking Project and Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

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