The impact of COVID-19 on communities of colour in the US is dramatically and disproportionately affecting African-Americans most of all.
The reasons are complex, with underlying health conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes) acting as one contributing factor. Yet, these health problems, public health experts say, largely reflect the history and ongoing realities of racism in the US that have created barriers to accessing quality health care and the conditions that can lead to better health.
In this Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) webinar discusses what it might look like to embed and center equity in the response to the pandemic going forward. This Virtual Learning Hour:
- Examines the latest data on the disproportionate COVID-19 death and infection rates among African Americans.
- Considers immediate actions to improve outcomes.
- Addresses inequities when it comes to testing, treatment, and prevention.
- Strategises long-lasting solutions.
IHI's virtual learning hour special series: Centering equity in the response to COVID-19 (8 May 2020) http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/AudioandVideo/Centering-Equity-in-the-Response-to-COVID-19.aspx?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=Feature&utm_campaign=2020_TW_Test&utm_content=VLH_Equity&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-93TPfS6IlTRXSUoYyMyBavp_4BfnJw2hrdYlXiEN7Y_LTyXWiH3oW
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