How States Collect, Report, and Act on COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

Updated July 2, 2021

The racial inequities exposed by COVID-19’s case and death rates can guide states as they target testing initiatives, vaccination distribution, and broader initiatives to address inequities in communities of color. These maps detail which states are reporting race and ethnicity in their case, mortality, testing and vaccination data, and the state action chart provides information on how states plan to focus on equity beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Read NASHP blogs, States Quickly Retool Strategies to Maximize Vaccination CoverageStates Identify and Address COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities through Targeted Rollout and Outreach, and States Prioritize Equity in their COVID-19 Responses and Beyond to learn more. For more information, contact Rebecca Cooper.

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.

This analysis is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $200,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS or the US government. CDC General Terms and Conditions for Non-research Awards, Revised: February 2021

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