Webinar - 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. An agenda is available on our website.

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:00am to 2:00am