part iii exploring disparities using potential differences H e a l t h M e d i c a l
COVID-19 and Health Disparities
PART I Evaluate the literature
For this module, I have identified five very recently published articles/readings that provide an overall view of the association between COVID-19 and health disparities or health inequities.
Select two and read them carefully. You need to search for them. They are open access.
- https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.05.023 (Farley, J. H., Hines, J., Lee, N. K., Brooks, S. E., Nair, N., Brown, C. L., Doll, K. M., Sullivan, E. J., & Chapman-Davis, E. (2020). Promoting health equity in the era of COVID-19. Gynecologic oncology, S0090-8258(20)31092-1. Advance online publication.)
- https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00348-3 (Gautam, M., Thakrar, A., Akinyemi, E., & Mahr, G. (2020). Current and Future Challenges in the Delivery of Mental Healthcare during COVID-19. Sn Comprehensive Clinical Medicine, 1–6. Advance online publication.)
- https://academic.oup.com/tbm/article/10/3/516/5857963 (Wang ML, Behrman P, Dulin A, et al. Addressing inequities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality: research and policy recommendations [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 16]. Transl Behav Med. 2020;I baa055).
- https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2766098 (Webb Hooper M, Nápoles AM, Pérez-Stable EJ. COVID-19 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities. JAMA. Published online May 11, 2020).
- For each one of the two selected, state your “take away messages”.
- After reading the selected ones, state which one you would recommend for Pharmacy students. State why. Be specific.
PART II Asses Nationwide COVID Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths by Race and Age. (CDC Strategy, find PDF attached document)
- Study the CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy: Accelerating Progress towards Reducing COVID-19 Disparities and Achieving Health Equity.
(CDC Strategy, find PDF attached document)
- Pick a population__________________. Write a paragraph describing why you pick this population. Used the statistics provided to frame your explanation. (CDC Strategy, find PDF attached document)
- Pretend you are a pharmacy manager and discuss with your corporate supervisor three possible strategies that you could implement in the pharmacy to address the issues related to the population you selected and COVID 19 Be creative. Use the CDC recommended strategies to generate your ideas. Offer three concrete ideas and briefly explain each one. (CDC Strategy, find the PDF attached document)
PART III Exploring Disparities using potential differences in the burden of deaths due to COVID-19 according to race and ethnicity:
Health Disparities: Race and Hispanic Origin Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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