Our Communities and COVID-19

Black and Latinx communities have disproportionately represented the number of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and age-adjusted deaths in New England and beyond.

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According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, nine of the top ten cities and towns with highest infection rates are communities with more than 50% representation of people of color, including: Chelsea, Brockton, Lawrence, Everett, Lynn, Revere, Randolph, Worcester and Lowell.

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Our health equity committee has established a taskforce to implement actions to support members in communities most impacted by COVID-19. Our leadership is also represented on the Mass. COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce and the MAHP Racial Disparities Work Group to advance health equity in the age of COVID-19.