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Ypsilanti COVID-19 Study

Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan awarded the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-Being one of six Strategic Partnerships to Improve Economic Mobility grants. This $25,000 award is a collaboration with Easter Michigan University’s Family Empowerment Program and the Washtenaw County Racial Equity Office to measure the impact of COVID-19 on low-income, African American residents of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Presently, low-income and African American communities bear disproportionate risk in the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to measure the needs of these often overlooked populations so public health and economic responses are attentive to issues of equity in the larger community.

Residents will be asked about their experiences with COVID-19, including symptoms and testing, its impact on their living arrangements and employment, the transition to virtual learning for their children, and more. The survey instrument was based, in part, on the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study COVID-19 Rapid Response, with additional questions supplied by community members and stakeholders.

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