How do we use the public health lessons learned in 2020 to improve health for all? The COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on the shocking health disparities American communities of color have endured for decades and underscored the need for change. Mortality rates linked to COVID-19 for Native Americans, Latinos and Black Americans are approximately double those of White Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the nation recovers, health experts are taking a close look at addressing the health inequities that contributed to this situation and ensuring that it does not happen again.
For this webinar, leaders in public health will discuss key issues that harm health in America’s Indigenous, Black and Latino communities, as well as solutions, including ways to:
Transform how we provide health care in ways that address disparities
Maximize resources and opportunities for pandemic recovery in communities of color in ways that address the social determinants of health that contribute to inequity
Determine how America’s infrastructure – housing, the health care system, transportation, internet access and other factors — can be changed to improve health
Address the impact of systemic racism on medical care