The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released an issue brief that provides “principles aimed at guiding the efforts of state and local officials to create an equitable and lasting post-pandemic recovery.” The principles shared by RWJF include:
- Collect, analyze, and report data disaggregated by age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, neighborhood, and other sociodemographic characteristics.
- Include in decision-making the people most affected by health and economic challenges, and benchmark progress based on their outcomes.
- Establish and empower teams dedicated to promoting racial equity in response and recovery efforts.
- Proactively identify and address existing policy gaps while advocating for further federal support.
- Invest in strengthening public health, health care, and social infrastructure to foster resilience.