A pandemic in our communities—health disparities, health inequities and possible solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a sharply focused spotlight on the long-standing issues of health disparities and health inequities that African American, Latinx and Native American communities, as well as those of lower socioeconomic status, have contended with for generations. Many of the known social determinants of health, such as close-quarters living of multi-generational families, have served to magnify and concentrate lethal outcomes of the COVID -19 virus in marginalized communities throughout this country.
The COVID-19 webinar will comprise of medical and public health, along with community leaders to discuss the unique challenges of health disparities and health inequities resident in their communities and offer examples of plans and solutions. The two-hour webinar includes four 25-minute panel discussions, which will be moderated by chief diversity officers from various SEC schools. The webinar will also include participants from local government in cities and areas that are home to SEC schools.
For more information, please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/diversity/covid-19-cdo-network-webinar/