Racism and Health Care: What COVID-19 Has Exposed

June 8th, 2020

Racism and Health Care: What COVID-19 Has Exposed

By Frances G. Padilla

Over the past few months, our systems have shown their true colors. Black people in the U.S.A. are dying at the hands of our health care system and justice system. Some are just beginning to realize these injustices, but many have been aware of them for a long time.

Yesterday we held an online discussion, “Racism and Health Care: What COVID-19 Has Exposed” to begin to unpack how racism in health care produces worse health outcomes for Black and Brown communities — and what we can do about it.

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  • November 8, 2021 by 

    I think it was a great discussion that touched on topics that impact the CHW workforce as well as illustrate perspectives of inequities that has been precipitated due to Covid 19 that has always been evident but not addressed at the federal and level in the proper manner. I am a community health worker and I am grateful for the evidence albeit that Covid 19 is a tragedy but it appears that it always take a tragedy for the needle on the dial to be moved.

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