Fall 2020 Events
A Conversation About Racial Inequity in the Age of COVID-19
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020, From 3:30-4:30
A WebEx live Event
COVID-19 has cast a spotlight on systemic racial health inequalities that have plagued people of color for generations. From the lasting effects of residential segregation, discrimination, limited access to economic opportunity, higher uninsured rates, less access to health care, and much more, people of color have experienced these compounding burdens simultaneous to the pandemic. While everyone is at risk for COVID-19, individuals who have underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of hospitalization and death from the virus. People of color disproportionately have higher rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and asthma which are associated with social determinants of health. Today, as more cases and deaths from COVID-19 are identified across the United States, this pandemic is revealing the consequences of these longstanding inequities.
The WebEx live event featuring Dr.D'Chuna, of the Charter Oak Health Center, moderated by Grace Burns, will highlight the disproportionate impact the outbreak is having on communities of color and the short- and long-term efforts needed to address this impact.
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