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The Black AZ COVID-19 Task Force is an advocacy and policy initiative engaging government and fostering community education and outreach through media, virtual channels, community organizing, and technical assistance. We were formed in 2020 in response to COVID-19 and are working to advocate for COVID-19 testing resources and services for Black Arizonan's during and post pandemic.
This is a two-part webinar series on "Surviving the Pandemic". Healthcare experts will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Black and brown communities and what you can do to keep yourself and family members safe and healthy.
Our predominant emphasis is on creating health and economic equity and access for African American youth, families, and small business.
In Arizona, African American unemployment was close to 8% pre-COVID-19. Those numbers are expected to spike post-COVID-19. Hence we are less likely to have economic stability which reduces our likelihood to have insurance coverage, or even to participate in prenatal care or wellness visits. Varying socio-economic factors contribute to overall poor health, poor or substandard living conditions, and increased stress (including anxiety, high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes); all conditions ripe for COVID-19 mortality.
Task Force Chair
Housing and Workforce Development
Policy and Community Engagement
Education and Health Research
Technology / Systems Operations
Our bi-weekly newsletter includes updates about COVID-19 and resources available to our community.