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File #: 20-0651    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentations Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2020 In control: Health and Human Services Agency
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 on Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups; Current National, State and Local Data about COVID-19 and the Importance of Addressing Health Disparities; and, Proposed Interventions and Recommendations from the Mendocino County Latinx Alliance and the Health and Human Services Agency (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and the Health and Human Services Agency)
Attachments: 1. Joint Latinx Ltr. to BOS - Signed (multiple signature pages), 2. BIOGRAPHY - Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola - July 2019, 3. UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (Background), 4. Miranda Ramos Letter to Dr Doohan and the Board, 5. MLA - Impacts of COVID-19 on Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups - Requests from Joint Latinx Leaders, 6. Aguilar-Gaxiola_Mendocino_County_BOS_7_21_2020_DRFT5_sent, 7. 07-19-20 Ford Correspondence, 8. 07-21-20 Miner Correspondence

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Health and Human Services Agency
MEETING DATE: July 21, 2020


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
John Haschak
PHONE:
4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Tammy Moss Chandler
PHONE:
463-7774


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 30 Minutes


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 on Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups; Current National, State and Local Data about COVID-19 and the Importance of Addressing Health Disparities; and, Proposed Interventions and Recommendations from the Mendocino County Latinx Alliance and the Health and Human Services Agency
(Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and the Health and Human Services Agency)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Accept presentation and provide direction to staff as appropriate regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority groups; current National, State and Local data about COVID-19 and the importance of addressing health disparities; and, proposed interventions and recommendations from the Mendocino County Latinx Alliance and the Health and Human Services Agency.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
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SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
While everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19, some people are more at risk. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put members of racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age. Mounting evidence across the United States points to higher rates of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 for Native American Indians, non-Hispanic black persons, and Hispanics and Latinos than among non-Hispanic white persons.

In Mendocino County, approximately 50% of COVID-19 Cases so far have been in the Latinx community with a significant number being monolingual Spanish speakers. Recommendations today will include immedi...

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