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 COVID-19 is amplifying economic, health, and social inequalities around the world. We bring attention to these inequalities and the ways to possibly mitigate the social impact equitably.

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Medicaid and COVID-19

Concerns have been raised regarding the potential future strains on Medicaid given the large rise in unemployment and the role of the...

Tracking COVID-19 policies

Numerous organizations, groups, and academics have taken steps to increase public knowledge and apply public health skills into creating...

10 million file jobless claims

Last week, a devastating 6.6. U.S. employees filed for unemployment benefits. Such high numbers translate to massive burdens placed on...

Pictures from the Porch

Families across the U.S. are partaking in humorous, comedic, and meaningful porch portraits. Portraits often feature the family holding...

Women's Health and COVID-19

Gender-based inequities are crucial and pervasive. The UN Population Fund warns that the COVID-19 crisis may have hard-hitting, immense...

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Thank you for your interest in the social impact of COVID-19. For more information, including making contributions, feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you soon!

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This site was created by Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a social epidemiologist at the Brown University School of Public Health. It brings together colleagues from sociology - Antwan Jones (George Washington University), health geography - Imelda Moise (University of Miami) and education - Sarai Coba-Rodriguez (University of Illinois-Chicago) to examine the social impact of COVID-19.

Madeline Noh, a Brown University undergraduate double majoring in public health and anthropology, is the site manager.

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Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue.

Sir Michael Marmot

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