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Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen

August 11, 2020 | 01:00 PM
02:00 PM ET

Systemic Racism Webinar 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. Long-standing social and economic inequities have contributed to multiple social determinants of health that increase the risk of getting or dying from COVID-19. In the United States, Black Americans are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white Americans, while facing barriers to testing, treatment, and options for prevention and self-protection. This webinar will discuss how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference.

Speakers will discuss:

  • How racism harms individual health and has contributed to a public health crisis in America and among Black Americans
  • A health plan’s comprehensive approach to reducing health disparities, from a state-wide perspective
  • Public health solutions from a network that includes 13 FQHCs and more than 70 community health center locations addressing the effects of the pandemic on the uninsured and frontline workers in New Orleans

Speakers

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Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Emory University; Morehouse School of Medicine
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Derek Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Tiffany Netters, MPA, PMP
504 HealthNet