Reaching the Hispanic Community About COVID-19 Through Existing Chronic Disease Prevention Programs
Calo, W., Murray, A., Francis, E., et al. (2020). Reaching the Hispanic Community About COVID-19 Through Existing Chronic Disease Prevention Programs. Preventing Chronic Disease. 17.
This article examines how Hispanic communities have been disproportionately at risk and impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S. The authors describe how two programs used existing infrastructure for chronic disease prevention to address the needs of these communities during the pandemic. They reached out to communities via video conferencing in Spanish, sharing information on COVID-19, adapting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program and partnering with Penn State Project ECHO.