To provide recommendations relative to health inequities which are affecting communities that are most impacted by the coronavirus. The task force will examine opportunities which provide greater access to high quality medical care and improve health outcomes.
· Provide reliable and data driven information on COVID-19 safety and prevention;
· Provide the medical community with best practices and protocols for treating communities with underlying medical conditions and health disparities; and
· Ensure testing availability and ease of access for all communities.
Louisiana’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will begin its work immediately and continue as needed. Its actions and research will ultimately result in improved health equity in Louisiana, serve as a foundation and resource for addressing healthcare disparities in vulnerable populations, and contribute to the progression and improvement of Louisiana’s healthcare rankings. To measure progress, a statewide Dashboard on Health Equity will be created.