COVID-19 Health Disparity Task Force

As we continue to work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Tennessee, we recognize the disproportionate impact this virus and other health and social inequalities has on communities of color.  The Tennessee Department of Health's Division of Health Disparities Elimination launched the Tennessee Health Disparities Task Force to address disparities which were highlighted during the pandemic.

The task force examines existing data, monitors trends and listens to those living, working and serving in both minority and vulnerable communities to generate responsive solutions and policies to reduce these disparities. Members of the task force include individuals from community and faith-based organizations, academia, health care providers and public health officials.

Task Force Meeting Information 

Meetings are held Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. CT. 

1st Thursday of the Month: Chronic Disease Priority

2nd Thursday of the Month: Mental Health Priority

3rd Thursday of the Month: Infectious Disease Priority

4th Thursday of the Month: Full Membership Monthly Meeting 

**If you would like to join the Tennessee Health Disparity Task Force, email

COVID-19 Disparity Data

COVID-19 special population data is now available.  To view the latest pregnancy dashboard, disparity dashboard, and COVID cases among school-aged children, click here.

Available Resources 

  • Zip Code Level Maps of  Recent Testing and Case Rates available at:
    • Click on "recent trends by Zip Code" and choose your region of interest from the drop down menu.  The maps will be updated weekly on Wednesday.   
  • COVID -19 Videos in Spanish:
  • Downloadable Datasets for available COVID-19 data
  • The Tennessee Department of Education released the initial COVID-19 Impact Report, which provides context and data on the impact extended school closure has had on the wellbeing of students and the current effect the global pandemic has had on chlidren and families.  The initial COVID-19 Impact Report can be found here, along with a companion summary here.