We are very excited to begin our next study, “Essential Women of Color: Coping with COVID-19.” The purpose of this study is to examine coping strategies among women of color who have been deemed “essential workers.” We will collaborate with reduce cardiovascular health disparities for Mecklenburg Country residents. In partnership with over 20 community-based testing sites, VHB is on the frontlines of the epidemic providing COVID-19 testing and education to vulnerable populations. Working with VHB, we will recruit a purposive sample of 200 women of color who are essential workers for a quantitative survey. In addition, we will recruit up to 25 women for an in-depth qualitative interview.
Read more about the study here: https://ssw.unc.edu/node/5086