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Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force created in response to COVID-19

The Task Force will analyze data to determine the community's immediate health, economic, and social needs
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Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 13:34:22-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — People of color and those with compromising health conditions make up the majority of Covid-19 deaths according to national, state, and regional data.

In response, community leaders in Niagara Falls announced the creation of the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.

"As community leaders, we publicly acknowledge that this data is alarming and deserves immediate attention," the coalition said in a statement. "No one should be at greater risk for death from complications of COVID-19 because of racial

categories, economic status, and/or health conditions. Everyone's health is of the utmost importance in our community."

The Task Force will analyze data to determine the community's immediate health, economic, and social needs, and will work to identify how to prepare for a potential Fall 2020 resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.