Access to nutritious foods and health services are key social determinants of health that have taken center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. With unprecedented hospitalization rates shocking the health care system and a nationwide recession that resulted in widespread job loss, COVID-19 has worsened long-standing inequities in food and health care access, especially for people of color. 

Challenge communities have developed creative solutions by sharing ideas and resources that have not traditionally been available or shared across sectors. They have also begun planning ahead for longer-term systems and policy changes that can address the existing health disparities that have contributed to disparities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. 

From our Communities4Health blog: 

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