Health Equity in Action
Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. We all have a role to play to address injustices and overcome obstacles to health and health care. During the COVID-19 response, CDC continues to focus its health equity efforts on populations placed at higher risk for COVID-19 and other severe outcomes. Learn more about CDC’s work with funded partners to help reduce health disparities related to COVID-19 by reading the project showcases below.
Visit the CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy to learn more.
Pilot Vaccination & Testing Event at Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama
Populations of focus: People in rural Alabama
Purpose: Conduct a free drive-through COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the famed NASCAR racetrack in Lincoln, Alabama. Vaccination coverage in Alabama is among the lowest in the nation, so this event targeted a particularly key population. Vaccination rates in rural areas, particularly among men, are considered the lowest in the state.
Partners: Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama Department of Public Health, HHS’s Increasing Community Access to Testing, or ICATT, CDC Foundation and the Alabama National Guard
More on Health Equity
- Health Equity and Disparities
- Health Equity Guiding Principles
- Racism and Health
- Social Determinants of Health
- What We Can Do to Promote Health Equity
- Equity in Adult Vaccination
- A Guide for Community Partners: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Members of Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities pdf icon[1.7 MB, 22 Pages]
- COVID-19 Vaccine Equity: Best Practices for Community and Faith-Based Organizations pdf icon[332 KB, 2 Pages]
- Motivate to Vaccinate: National Month of Action for COVID-19 Vaccinesexternal icon (July 8, 2021)
- Promising Practices in Health Equityexternal icon (June 2, 2020)
- Print Resources
Posters, guides, checklists
- Resources for Disproportionately Affected Communities