Title

Examining Social Determinants of Health, Stigma, and COVID-19 Disparities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Healthcare

Publication Date

2020

Date Added

2022-05-16

Abstract

There is growing attention to disparities in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) in racial/ethnic communities. The conditions leading to these disparities may be a function of social determinants of health and stigma linked to the disease. It is important to examine how these factors may be implicated in COVID-19 onset, treatment, and outcomes. A brief overview of these issues allows for a cursory examination of the role of social determinants of health and stigma in COVID-19. Consideration is given to how understanding COVID-19 in the context of social determinants and stigma may be included in interventions to mitigate its transmission within vulnerable populations.

DOI

10.3390/healthcare8020168

Keywords

Health

Disciplines

Psychology

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