ARTICLE: Coalition of Faith Leaders, Community Organizations, and Governmental Organizations to Implement a COVID-19 Campaign in a Latino Neighborhood, Baltimore, Maryland, 2020-2021
AUTHORS: Benjamin F Bigelow, Diego A Martínez, Katherine Phillips, Cassandra Parent, Ronald E Saxton, Cui Yang, Kathleen R Page
JOURNAL: Am J Public Health. 2022 Nov;112(S9):S913-S917. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.307074.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on low-income Latinos with limited access to health care services prompted the expansion of community-based COVID-19 services. From June 25, 2020, to May 20, 2021, we established a coalition of faith leaders, community organizations, and governmental organizations to implement a Spanish-language hotline and social media campaign that linked people to a COVID-19 testing site at a local church in a high-density Latino neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. This retrospective analysis compared the characteristics of Latinos accessing testing in community versus health care facility-based settings. (Am J Public Health. 2022;112(S9):S913-S917. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.307074).
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