This web page from the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and partners provides resources for frontline health, harm reduction and service providers. Its goal is to support best practices for management of both the epidemic of overdoses and COVID-19. The resources include guidance documents, research articles, advocacy resources, statistics and webinars.
This webinar from the Canadian Public Health Association explores the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in Canada. It highlights risk factors such as poverty, language barriers, fear of deportation, poor health literacy, racism/discrimination, occupational exposures and poor housing conditions.
This report from the African-Canadian Civic Engagement Council and Innovative Research Group presents the results of a research study exploring perceptions of Black Canadians about the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, demonstrating poorer health outcomes, greater occupational exposure and greater financial impact of COVID-19 for Black Canadians.
COVID-19 in immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of those tested and those confirmed positive, as of June 13, 2020
This report from ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) examines COVID-19 testing rates and test positivity for immigrants and refugees in Ontario up to June 13, 2020. Their results demonstrate a higher impact on those living in lower-income areas with high proportions of both immigrants and racialized populations.
This webinar from McGill University's Institute for Health and Social Policy reports on challenges faced by immigrant and racialized communities in Montreal during COVID-19, including awareness and application of health guidelines, access to health services, psychosocial needs, economic challenges, employment, family well-being and community initiatives.
This commentary article by Silverman et al. explores the ethics of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes data indicating significant negative long-term effects for students from families who live with inequities.
This report from the Menzies Centre for Health Governance in Australia undertakes a qualitative assessment of the potential risks and opportunities related to health equity within government policy responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic across sectors.
The structural and social determinants of the racial/ethnic disparities in the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic: What’s our role?
This article from Thakur et al. examines structural violence and racism as structural determinants of health impacting COVID-19 patients, and proposes three critical areas for action including occupation, data, and healthcare access.
This commentary article by Marmot and Allen argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the health inequalities that exist in the UK.
This article from Lemke and Lemke analyses the how socioeconomic factors influence personal mitigation behaviours for COVID-19 including handwashing, mask-wearing, and social distancing.