Community- Versus Health Care Organization-Based Approaches to Expanding At-Home COVID-19 Testing in Black and Latino Communities, New Jersey, 2021

Am J Public Health. 2022 Nov;112(S9):S918-S922. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306989. Epub 2022 Oct 20.


At-home COVID-19 testing offers convenience and safety advantages. We evaluated at-home testing in Black and Latino communities through an intervention comparing community-based organization (CBO) and health care organization (HCO) outreach. From May through December 2021, 1100 participants were recruited, 94% through CBOs. The odds of COVID-19 test requests and completions were significantly higher in the HCO arm. The results showed disparities in test requests and completions related to age, race, language, insurance, comorbidities, and pandemic-related challenges. Despite the popularity of at-home testing, barriers exist in underresourced communities. (Am J Public Health. 2022;112(S9):S918-S922.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Testing*
  • COVID-19* / diagnosis
  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • New Jersey