Collaboration Helps Achieve Meaningful Results in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

As the coronavirus spread across the United States in 2020, health disparities among different communities became more evident. Already facing higher rates of chronic health conditions, limited access to healthcare and greater economic insecurity, many communities of color, especially Black communities, were hit hardest. Especially vulnerable were those challenged by underlying conditions or poverty, including those experiencing homelessness or incarceration or young people in foster care.

There was an urgent need for community organizations and funders to support communities of color and address disparities quickly and effectively.