COVID-19 information sources for Black and Latine communities: A community co-created survey

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February 13, 2022
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**Forthcoming in Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) volume 16.2. All rights reserved.**


Background: To ensure equity in COVID-19 vaccine access, it is critical that Black and Latine communities receive trustworthy COVID-19 information. Objectives: This study uses community-based participatory research to understand sources of COVID-19 information for Black and Latine adults, how trustworthy that information is, and relationships between information sources and COVID-19 vaccine intention.
Methods: We co-created a survey in Spanish and English and distributed it to Black and Latine adults residing in the Pittsburgh area. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression.
Results: 574 participants completed the survey. Participants reported accessing a variety of COVID-19 information sources, and generally trusted these sources. Few sources of information were associated with COVID-19 vaccine intention. We also review lessons learned from our community-academic collaboration.
Conclusions: Trustworthy COVID-19 information sources may not be sufficient for increasing vaccine intention. Results can help other community-academic partnerships working to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity.