Health Equity

COVID-19  health equity resources 


Throughout the COVID-19  pandemic, the AMA is curating critical health equity resources from across the web to examine the structural issues that contribute to and could exacerbate already existing inequities. 

  1. Experiences of minoritized, marginalized physicians in U.S. during COVID-19

    1. The AMA's report on experiences of racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized physicians in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic looks at the toll on physicians of color.

  2. COVID-19 health equity initiatives across the United States

    1. Read case studies from health care organizations and their initiatives to address health disparities in marginalized communities impacted by COVID-19.

  3. AMA and Center for Health Equity resources on COVID-19

    1. Explore AMA’s position on health equity and see how the AMA is working to address the root causes of inequities.
  4. Health literacy resources on inequities & for non-English speakers

    1. Explore the history/causes of health inequities and obtain community education resources for non-English speakers.
  5. The role of data collection in the COVID-19 pandemic

    1. Access trackers, maps, a dashboard, and information about initiatives underway to collect data on health inequities impacting various groups—including racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans; and understand the importance of data during the pandemic and beyond.
  6. Impact of COVID-19 on minoritized and marginalized communities

    1. Find out how COVID-19 has impacted the Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ and disability, as well as rural communities.

      Emergency care CME

      This CME course helps clinicians gain a better understanding of concerns in urgent care and emergency medicine in a peripandemic time.

  7. COVID-19 FAQs: Health equity in a pandemic

    1. AMA looks at some of the reasons why marginalized and minoritized patients have and will suffer disproportionally during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the frequently asked questions on health equity in a pandemic. 
  8. Demographics of COVID-19

    1. The Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact collects state government data every two weeks or monthly based on availability detailing the ages, races, ethnicities, and genders of the pandemic’s victims in each state.

The AMA Center for Health Equity works to promote health equity for all. Learn more about the health equity education on the AMA Ed Hub™ featuring CME from the AMA’s Center for Health Equity and curated education from collaborating organizations. To earn CME on the AMA’s “Prioritizing Equity” videos, visit the courses page on AMA Ed Hub™.