Black D.C. Residents Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19 At Twice The Rate Of Their White Peers | DCist

April 08, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On April 8, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Pushing through complacency to fight health disparities in D.C.’s African American communities, was cited by DCist:

In the District, black residents compose about 46 percent of the population, with white residents representing about 1 percentage point less than that, per recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Black D.C. residents have long faced disparate health outcomes due to lack of access to quality healthcare and other deep-seated factors: A 2016 study by the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies found that black residents’ life expectancies were significantly lower than those of white residents, for both men and women.

Read more: Black D.C. Residents Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19 At Twice The Rate Of Their White Peers | DCist

Related: Pushing through complacency to fight health disparities in D.C.’s African American communities | D.C. Policy Center

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