Community-based care key to COVID-19 rapid response in underserved communities

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U.S. public health officials report that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities that have been medically underserved, leading to higher infection and mortality rates. A Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health says easy access to rapid testing is needed to combat disparities, and a community-driven and culturally tailored strategy is key for success.

This study was led by LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., a cardiologist and health disparities researcher at Mayo Clinic. She is a former KL2 scholar.

This research was supported by Clinical and Translational Science Award grant No. UL1 TR000135 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to Mayo Clinic

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