The Center for HOPES is partnering with the City of Columbus, Center for Public Health Innovation (CPHI) to address COVID-19 health disparities in Franklin County, Ohio. This work is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities. Over the next two years, Saira Nawaz and Anne Trinh, evaluators and community engagement specialists at the Center for HOPES, will work with CPHI and other collaborators, including the Kirwan Institute and community-based organizations serving racial/ethnic minority groups, to support COVID-19 recovery efforts and build sustainable practices to improve health equity. The Center for HOPES will be co-developing data-informed decision-making tools, protocols, and trainings with CPHI stakeholders and external partners to support equitable public health practices. This award is a great opportunity for the Center to marry our two primary areas of expertise: evaluation of interventions for improving population health and policy analysis to support standardized best practices for systemic change.