The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force was established by Executive Order 13995, Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery, which was issued on January 21, 2021. Since February, the Task Force has convened every month as part of the government-wide effort to identify and eliminate health and social disparities that result in disproportionately higher rates of exposure, illness, hospitalization and death related to COVID-19.
This month, the Task Force released its deliberation and vote on final recommendations with proposed priorities, suggested outcomes and recommendations to achieve the outcomes.
Priority 1 - Empower and Invest in Community-Led Solutions to Address Health Equity
Priority 2 - Enforce a Data Ecosystem that Promotes Equity-driven Decision-Making
Priority 3 - Increase Accountability for Health Equity Outcomes
Priority 4 - Invest in a Representative Health Care Workforce and Increase Equitable Acces to Quality Health for All
Priority 5 - Lead and Coordinate Implementation of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Recommendations for a permanent health equity infrastructure in the White House.
Download the 79-page report here.
To read more, visit the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force webpage on the OMH website.