Community-Level Risk of Severe COVID-19 Cases based on Underlying Conditions in Los Angeles County Webinar!
June 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
There is limited information regarding risk factors for severe COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease-2019) illness. Available information and clinical expertise show that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be more likely to need hospitalization or intensive care if they have COVID-19, or may be more likely to die of the infection. In Los Angeles County, geographic disparities in these risk factors exist with greater prevalence in communities with lower socioeconomic status and high ethnic concentration. Therefore, identifying these most impacted communities will guide local policies and strategies for addressing COVID-19 inequities in health outcomes. This webinar will discuss and present community-level data sources for assessing a community’s likelihood of having severe cases of COVID-19.
By Attending this webinar, participants will:
- Describe groups who may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness
- Describe data sources for census tract-level small area estimates of health outcomes
- Interpret a census tract’s risk score
- Demonstrate how to navigate a new tool to visualize these census tract-level estimates of health outcomes, population, and risk score
- Discuss the potential application of these data to support the goals of community clinics and health centers that serve uninsured and vulnerable populations
Presented by Loraine Escobedo, PhD, MPH.
Loraine Escobedo, PhD, MPH is a Project Scientist at the Research Center for Health Equity, at Cedars-Sinai Cancer in Los Angeles, CA. She received her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Southern California, did her postdoctoral studies at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, and completed a Fellowship at the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. Her current research interest includes identifying populations who are disproportionately burdened with disease, injury, premature death, and disability. The overarching goals are to support evidence-based health interventions targeted to specific needs and cultures, produce measurable health improvements, and reduce health disparities.
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