Dr. Julianna Nemeth, OSU, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Dr. Tasleem Padamsee, OSU, Assistant Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
“Driving an Equitable Approach to COVID-19 Prevention and Recovery: Merging Geographic Data and Community-Based Research to Respond to Populations Most in Need”
At the start of the pandemic, some regions of Ohio were home to populations at disproportionately high risk of the most egregious health and economic disparities COVID-19 would bring, due to geographic disinvestment, structural inequalities, and social determinants of health. Drs. Nemeth and Padamsee will share how a state-level Health Equity Workgroup developed data driven approaches to identify which census tracts contained populations most at-risk for new disparities, as well as how to target interventions within each census tract to make COVID-19 protections accessible to various populations of local residents. They will also discuss how this approach is being used to drive two ongoing research and intervention projects: a NIH-funded RADx-UP grant to extend COVID-19 testing across Ohio’s most underserved communities, and a private donor-funded project to promote recovery from COVID-19 and improve long-term health outcomes in five of Ohio’s hardest hit regions.
A reminder that all participants need to register in order to participate in the fall seminar series. The link to the registration is here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdeuurT4pGtYpugjkDPxlO-EechsTva2w