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Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen

August 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Register

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. Click here for the agenda.

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

Details

Date:
August 11, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://www.nihcm.org/event-registration

Organizer

National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation
Website:
https://www.nihcm.org/