Health Equity

The role of data collection in the COVID-19 pandemic


This article is part of a series of COVID-19 resources on health equity.

Data (especially data on race/ethnicity, age, gender) is critical to understanding the impact of COVID-19 across the U.S. but also to inform the appropriate response, planning and allocation of resources. The resources on this page offer a look at a number of the projects and initiatives that are collecting data on marginalized and minoritized communities during the pandemic.

  1. The color of coronavirus: COVID-19 deaths by race and ethnicity in the U.S.

  2. The COVID racial data tracker

  3. Coronavirus in Indian country: Latest case counts

  4. Data for Black lives: COVID-19 movement pulse check and roundtable report

  5. The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition vulnerable population dashboard

  6. COVID-19 community vulnerability index

  7. What do coronavirus racial disparities look like state by state?

  8. Coronavirus case rates and death rates for Latinos in the United States

  9. Communicating about racial equity and COVID-19: Connecting data to context (PDF)

  10. NCAPIP recommendations for patient demographic data collection related to COVID-19 (PDF)

  11. States use race and ethnicity data to identify disparities and inform their COVID-19 responses

  12. Documenting disparity: The challenges of collecting racial data on coronavirus

  13. Racial health disparities and COVID-19: Caution & context

  14. Using the methods of the public health disparities geocoding project to monitor COVID-19 inequities and guide action for health justice

  15. The pandemic’s missing data

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  16. The racial impacts of COVID-19

  1. Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  2. OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates  

  3. Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

  4. Post 9-11 #TRACKHATE Acts of Hate database  

  5. Stop AAPI Hate reporting center

  6. Commentary: Racism is the other virus sweeping America during this pandemic

Visit the COVID-19  health equity resources overview page or view featured topics for more resources: