Diversity Toolbox - October 2020

Topic: Poverty, Health Disparities, and Racism

The October Toolbox explores personal and systemic impacts of poverty, health disparities and racism, and provides teaching and learning resources. The Toolbox features videos that explore the personal and systemic impacts of poverty, COVID 19 health disparities, statistical and data resources, and recent peer reviewed articles from some of the professional perspectives found in CHBS. Thanks to Carolyn Schubert for her assistance in compiling these resources.

Datasets for Developing Data Information Literacy

In a data-driven world, the ability to find, use, and interpret data is essential. Here are some resources that can help you teach students the opportunities to map issues and tell stories using existing datasets.


Connecting to Current (COVID) Events

Popular Resources
Newspapers, Magazines, etc.

Scholarly Resources

  • Dietetics
    • Wolfson, J. A., & Leung, C. W. (2020). Food insecurity and COVID-19: disparities in early effects for US Adults. Nutrients, 12(6), 1648. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061648
    • Pereira, M., & Oliveira, A. M. (2020). Poverty and food insecurity can increase as threats of COVID-19 spreads. Public Health Nutrition, 1–10. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980020003493
    • Denney, J. T., Brewer, M., & Kimbro, R. T. (2020). Food insecurity in households with young children: A test of contextual congruence. Social Science & Medicine, 263, 113275. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113275
  • Public Health
    • Abedi, V., Olulana, O., Avula, V., Chaudhary, D., Khan, A., Shahjouei, S., Li, J., & Zand, R. (2020). Racial, economic, and health inequality and COVID-19 infection in the United States. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00833-4
    • Kanter, G. P., Segal, A. G., & Groeneveld, P. W. (2020). Income disparities in access to critical care services. Health Affairs, 39(8), 1362–1367. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00581
    • Adhikari, S., Pantaleo, N. P., Feldman, J. M., Ogedegbe, O., Thorpe, L., & Troxel, A. B. (2020). Assessment of community-level disparities in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and deaths in large US metropolitan areas. JAMA, 3(7), e2016938. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16938
    • Ramsetty, A., & Adams, C. (2020). Impact of the digital divide in the age of COVID-19. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(7), 1147–1148. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa078
  • Rehabilitation
    • Khoo, T. C., Jesudason, E., & FitzGerald, A. (2020). Catching our breath: reshaping rehabilitation services for COVID-19. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1–6. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1808905
  • Social Work
  • Martin, A., Markhvida, M., Hallegatte, S., & Walsh, B. (2020). Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on household consumption and poverty. Economics of disasters and climate change, 1–27. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41885-020-00070-3
  • Wilke, J., Mohr, L., Tenforde, A. S., Edouard, P., Fossati, C., González-Gross, M., Ramirez, C. S., Laiño, F., Tan, B., Pillay, J. D., Pigozzi, F., Jimenez-Pavon, D., Novak, B., Url, D., Zhang, M., Poppel, M. V., Heidt, C., Willwacher, S., Vogt, L., Verhagen, E., … Yuki, G. (2020). Restrictercise! Preferences Regarding Digital Home Training Programs during Confinements Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(18), E6515. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186515