Harris County Public Health (HCPH) intends to develop the Harris Cares: Embrace HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Equity) initiative to initiate and mobilize the transition of public health response from emergency recovery to the mitigation of COVID-19 and long term impacts of health due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative utilizes four CDC strategies to improving health equity in disproportionately impacted communities. Strategy 1 focuses on maintaining and growing contact tracing and case investigations in disproportionately impacted communities and ensuring a representative and equity-trained workforce. Strategy 2 focuses on securing foundational data collection and automation for disease surveillance as well as expanding on disparity analyses to inform both operational COVID-19 response decisions and long term health impacts related to the social determinants of health. Strategy 3 focuses on expanding public health infrastructure for health equity planning internally and jointly with community stakeholders. Strategy 4 focuses on mobilizing partners through a three pronged approach. Strategy 4 leverages partnerships with a historically black college/university for outreach and community engagement, leverages the well established Health Equity collective for development of a community information exchange and alignment of strategies on social determinants of health with 130+ community organizations, and lastly provides funding for population-based approaches to collective impact with local community organizations with a history of serving disproportionately impacted communities.These strategies are based on HCPH's Harris Cares 2020 report, ongoing and existing analyses of COVID-19 disparities in Harris County, HCPH's Equitable Testing Strategy (2020) and Vaccine Equity strategy (2021), and reports provided by partners on the perceived impacts of COVID-19 on the health of Harris County.