Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
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