Examining Social Determinants of Health, Stigma, and COVID-19 Disparities
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.
Turner-Musa, Jocelyn O.; Ajayi, Oluwatoyin; and Kemp, Layschel, "Examining Social Determinants of Health, Stigma, and COVID-19 Disparities" (2020). College of Liberal Arts. 37.