Gauging Up Coronavirus Risk for Women Racialized Women
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread more women and racial minority populations are at risk of infection. If recent evidence from St. Louis recently shows that these groups (Khawaja Black and Latinx) are at moderate to defined 4 or higher risk this could lead to medicine-play recommendations including the use of certain drugs to reduce disease production. This work is part of a research collaboration with the Community Health Center Consortium which was initiated in St. Louis in September 2018. Collaborating organizations that bring together radiology departments and community health systems on a community basis for a period of one year this project is funded by grants from private funds and other sources. Contributing researchers are staff from the University Medical Center of St. Louis (UMS St. Louis) and University Health International (UHII). Data from St. Louis Community Health Plans a contract health plan with 6000 individuals will be collected during that same 1 year. The study will evaluate race and ethnicity: LatinaLatina Black HispanicLatina White Black and Latinx. Researchers will measure risk factors associated with the process used to determine health status-smoking blood pressure cholesterol diabetes and COPD-related metabolic syndrome. They will also analyze physician records of individuals using the NIOSH Certified Health Care Supervision Monitoring System (CHMS) to provide information and reliability. Data processing will start one year after the study closes. Participants are 60 years old with no previous medical history of COVID-19. The study will utilize validated clinical analyses to identify risk factors identified by the IRB in St. Louis. Additionally researchers will evaluate how the use of CHMS is affecting auto-antibodies and these auto-antibodies that are often absent in vaccines treating such diseases as acute respiratory infection with antibiotics and preventing the need for reoperation.
AboutThe St. Louis Community Health Consortium is a grant-funded community-based organization founded in 2001 by Dean Paul DeAngelis and Boyd B. Sadek respectively of St. Louis Medical Center. Founded as a partnership between two nonprofit organizations and St. Louis Baptist Abramson Family Foundation the Consortium developed the Community Health Plan a self-referral health plan that serves U. S. and non-U. S. residents who have day-to-day health needs for those who live in St. Louis. In the fall of 2018 the Consortium was expanded to include all U. S. residents including all Latinos Caribbean and African-Americans in the region. Along with providing access to primary care the Consortium also partners with community centers across the St. Louis region offering these 24-hour clinics either as officially supported community clinics or for patients who have been referred by other providers. As part of this context the Consortium also operates some community clinics that provide outpatient preventive care and testing.