Lessons Learned to Improve COVID-19 Response in Communities with Greatest Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities
Sheikhattari, P., Barsha, A, Shaffer, E., et al. (2023). Lessons Learned to Improve COVID-19 Response in Communities with Greatest Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities. BMC Public Health. 23(1):659.
The authors conducted a survey of local service provides and mapped needs and assets in Baltimore to understand how social determinants of health affected the burden of COVID-19, including the LGBTQ+ community. The authors found that three communities in Baltimore were most vulnerable, and 522 organizations were identified as involved in the COVID-19 response. Challenges to providing services included funding, recruitment, and limited information from local officials.