Due to longstanding system inequities in the health care system, people of color and people in low-income communities are seeing disproportionately high rates of infection and deaths from COVID-19. The Commonwealth Fund will host an educational briefing and Q&A for journalists and policymakers on the systemic inequities that the pandemic has exposed and the disproportionate impact it is having on communities of color.
Join us tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. for a teleconference addressing, "System Inequities and the Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color."
This event is hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy and The Commonwealth Fund. During this briefing for policymakers and journalists, our experts will frame the conversation and address key questions like:
- What are the latest data on disparities in COVID-19 deaths, and what data need to be collected to better understand the disparate impact of COVID-19?
- How can data be used to address health disparities?
- How would policies that expand coverage, align resources with community need and strengthen social supports impact communities of color?
- What are best practices to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 testing and treatment?
Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., MPH, MBA, Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund
Bruce Siegel, M.D., MPH, President & CEO, America's Essential Hospitals
Nancy Krieger, Ph.D., Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This teleconference will take place tomorrow, April 23, at 1:00pm ET and will be moderated by Rachel Nuzum, MPH, vice president, federal and state health policy, of The Commonwealth Fund.
You can register for the teleconference here.
For more information on the Coronavirus outbreak, refer to the Alliance's COVID-19 Webinar Series and resource page for links to expert resources, webinars, and upcoming virtual events.
Don't forget to register for our webinar this Friday, April 24 at 2:00pm ET: "From Data to Decisions: Mobilizing a Surveillance Infrastructure," which will explore options policymakers can pursue to strengthen our surveillance infrastructure as we move from mitigation to containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of External Affairs
Alliance for Health Policy