COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality Among American Indian/Alaska Native and White Persons — Montana, March 13–November 30, 2020

Authors: Laura L. Williamson, MPH, Todd S. Harwell, MPH, Todd M. Koch, MPH, Stacey L. Anderson, MPH, Magdalena K. Scott, MPH, James S. Murphy, Greg S. Holzman, MD, Helen F Tesfai, MPH

Publication Year: 2021

Last Updated: April 9, 2021

Journal: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Keywords: Covid-19; Health Care Access; Health Disparities; Health Care Reform

Short Abstract: There have been long standing differences in infectious disease mortality rates among American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons in the United States in comparison to their white counterparts. Due to this, this report publishes findings that highlight the importance of using state-level surveillance to develop state and tribal COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategies. It also emphasizes the importance of informing local implementation of culturally appropriate public health measures that might help reduce COVID-19 incidence and mortality in AI/AN communities.

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