The CSH developed a Racial Disparities and Disproportionality Index (“RDDI”) that looks at 16 unique systems and measures whether a racial and/or ethnic group’s representation in a particular public system is proportionate to, over, or below their representation in the overall population (proportionality) and also allows for the examination of systematic differences between groups and geographies (disparities).
Learn more about this tool for achieving equitable outcomes.
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“At the heart of these disparities is systemic racism which we know from research produces institutional barriers to things like preventive medical care, healthy food, safe and stable housing, quality education, reliable transportation, and clean air. These barriers negatively impact a person’s health outcome,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health executive director. “COVID-19 does not discriminate, it affects people of every age and race/ethnicity. Using this data helps us to focus our prevention efforts to ensure all people in our community have equal access to information, opportunities, and care.”
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"As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to rise, a disturbing trend has emerged: high shares of low-income residents of color among the afflicted. While reporting on confirmed tests and fatalities by race and ethnicity is spotty, emerging data indicate that the pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color, especially black communities."
To read more about sources of disparities, how housing exacerbates health disparities, neighborhood effects of housing disparities, and principles for COVID-19 policy responses, click here.