COVID-19 Health Equity Learning Network
In collaboration with the National Governors Association (NGA), the Duke-Margolis Center launched the COVID-19 Health Equity Learning Network. The Equity Learning Network, which consists of health equity COVID-19 task force leaders throughout the nation, serves as a platform for sharing best and promising practices for improving health equity, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this initiative, NGA and the Margolis Center started a series of case studies that feature innovative state practices to address health equity in COVID-19 response across the country. The first case study, which was released earlier this month, showcased the work and achievements of the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force. Future case studies will be released in months to come. The Margolis Center and NGA are also working on a soon-to-be published brief which summarizes key equity concerns related to COVID-19 vaccination, features state strategies to address those equity concerns, and highlights key policy considerations to improve equity in vaccine distribution across states and territories.