Database Category: Inequity/Social Determinants

Inequity/Social Determinants

The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated catastrophic job loss, unprecedented unemployment rates, and severe economic hardship in renter households. As a result, housing precarity and the risk of eviction increased and worsened during the pandemic, especially among people of color and low-income populations.

Disasters, such as recent hurricanes, and public health emergen- cies, such as the COVID-19 epidemic, lead to significant community-wide disruptions in all sectors of public and private life.

The global economic disruption caused by covid-19 has harmed poorer people and poorer countries the most, particularly in Africa, pushing an estimated 100 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 and reversing more than two decades of progress. Famines again threaten to affect countries across Africa and the Middle East as the virus destroys lives […]

The spread of the new coronavirus has affected people all over the world, and state and local governments are taking sweeping actions to halt the spread of the disease and mitigate the public health and economic impact of the outbreak. HLS scholars and legal experts consider the important legal and policy concerns and challenges that […]

A “CEO tax” targeting San Francisco’s most unequal salaries. A signature-gathering campaign to tax Palo Alto’s millionaires. And now, a new statewide bill that would levy a yearly 0.4 percent tax on every Californian worth more than $30 million.

While Republicans and Democrats disagree whether President Trump’s executive order for $400-a-week enhanced unemployment benefits will work, pressure mounts for both parties to act. Without an expired federal $600 weekly boost, unemployed Californians are living on the brink by making candy and emptying out their 401(k)s.

Now, more than ever, broadband internet access (BIA) must be recognized as a social determinant of health. Disparities in access should be treated as a public health issue because they affect, “the health of people and communities where they live, learn, work and play.”

Months after advocates warned that the coronavirus pandemic could take a severe toll on LGBTQ people, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is telling health professionals to track the disease’s impact on the community.

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