The first-in-the-nation approach is designed to focus on the disproportionate impact that coronavirus is having on California’s most disadvantaged communities.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Along with the case rate and testing positivity numbers we have all grown used to in California, for the first time Tuesday, the state also issued a new health equity metric.
The first-in-the-nation approach is designed to focus on the disproportionate impact that coronavirus is having on the county’s most disadvantaged communities.
This new metric looks to focus on the disparities COVID-19 is having on communities of color, motivating counties to invest more resources in those specific communities to reduce the rates of transmission and be able to move more quickly into a less restrictive color tier.
“Across the board nationally, we know that COVID-19 is ravaging low-income minority communities,” said Mauricio Torre, vice-president of programs and operations for South Bay Community Services based in